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Arthrose de la cheville : pourquoi si jeune, et quelle option thérapeutique ?

Other title[Management of ankle osteoarthritis in the young adult]
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 17, no. 763, p. 2173-2179
Publication date2021-12-15

Ankle osteoarthritis often presents in patients with a history of lower leg trauma. Hence, they are young with sportive demands and in the active labor phase, treatment must be adapted. Non-surgical treatment is based on corrective orthotics, supportive shoes, and intraarticular hyaluronic acid injections. Joint preserving surgery (JPS) represents a valid alternative to the traditional ankle fusion. JPS may restore normal biomechanics of the ankle joint, resulting in substantial postoperative pain relief, functional improvement, and slowing of the degeneration process. Overall, JPS defers the need for secondary surgeries in most of these young patients, making these patients suitable candidates for joint motion-preserving surgery, as is the case of ankle arthroplasty.

  • Ankle
  • Ankle Joint / surgery
  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Osteoarthritis / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult
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VIEIRA CARDOSO, Diogo Cristiano et al. Arthrose de la cheville : pourquoi si jeune, et quelle option thérapeutique ? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2021, vol. 17, n° 763, p. 2173–2179.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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