In Vivo Stabilometry of Meniscal-Bearing Ankle Prosthesis

  • E. Magnussen
  • L. Garde
  • H. Kofoed
Conference paper

Abstract

Ankle arthroplasty has previously had a dubious reputation based on the experience with the first-generation two-piece designs. This has given the impression that ankle arthrodesis is the preferable choice in painful and degenerate ankles when conservative treatment has failed. Introducing a sliding meniscus in a prosthetic ankle joint resulted in a better perfor mance* especially by imitating the normal torque and, thereby, decreasing stress at the bone-prosthesis interface.

Keywords

Arthritis Torque Polyethylene Osteoarthritis Flange 

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  • E. Magnussen
  • L. Garde
  • H. Kofoed

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