Residual or persistent pain after total ankle replacement (TAR) is frequent and requires attention. Impingement of recurrent synovitis or hypertrophic scar tissue against the total ankle prostheses explains much of the persistent pain. Acknowledging the associated complications and properly addressing the soft-tissue impingement are essential to further enhance the clinical outcomes of TAR. Arthroscopic debridement is feasible and should be considered as a treatment option in patients with soft-tissue impingement after TAR.
|Title of host publication||Primary and Revision Total Ankle Replacement|
|Subtitle of host publication||Evidence-Based Surgical Management|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jan 1|
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