Total ankle replacement is a viable alternative to arthrodesis for most patients with end-stage ankle arthritis.
Ankle arthritis can be more disabling than hip or knee arthritis due to proximity of ground reaction forces. Total ankle replacement is a viable treatment option for some patients.
Significant cavus deformity is no longer necessarily a contraindication for total ankle replacement. Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD, explains her individualized, staged approach.