INBONE Total Ankle Replacement: Supplementary Procedures


Important variables determine the performance of a total ankle arthroplasty in the patient with moderate or severe ankle deformity. Not only are special surgical techniques necessary, but the prosthetic device used must have design characteristics that lend themselves to correcting the deformity. Although many design features and implantation techniques can be carried from one prosthesis to another, this article addresses the effective prosthetic management of moderate or severe ankle deformity, bone loss, and implant revision with the INBONE Total Ankle (Wright Medical Technology, Arlington, TN). Because of its modularity and adaptability, the INBONE total ankle is particularly suited for use as a primary total replacement for ankles with moderate or severe deformity or bone loss, and for the revision of prior ankle replacements. This article provides a detailed review of the techniques and the multiple ways in which the INBONE ankle may be used as a total ankle replacement in difficult situations.

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