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Fracture of the polyethylene component in an ankle arthroplasty: a case report

Al-Shaikh, Raad
Reiber, Benjamin H
Hansen, Sigvard T
Published in Foot and Ankle International. 2003, vol. 24, no. 12, p. 901-3
Abstract A 57-year-old female underwent total ankle arthroplasty for post-traumatic arthrosis using the Agility Total Ankle System. The talar component was placed in varus malalignment. Her postoperative course was remarkable for 19 months of satisfactory function followed by the acute onset of intense pain and decreased range of motion. There was no history of trauma. After failing a short course of observation, revision surgery of the arthroplasty was performed. Operative findings revealed a complete fracture of the polyethylene. This report details the first case of such a complication and discusses the importance of component alignment in the prevention of polyethylene insert failure.
Keywords Acute DiseaseAnkle Joint/surgeryArthroplasty, Replacement/adverse effects/instrumentationEquipment FailureFemaleHumansJoint Prosthesis/adverse effectsMiddle AgedPain/etiologyPolyethyleneReoperationTalus/surgery
PMID: 14733344
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Research group Chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologique (98)
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ASSAL, Mathieu et al. Fracture of the polyethylene component in an ankle arthroplasty: a case report. In: Foot and Ankle International, 2003, vol. 24, n° 12, p. 901-3. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:43985

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