Evidence-based indications for distraction ankle arthroplasty. Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Ankle
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage Diseases
  • Cartilage, Articular
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability
  • Osteoarthritis

MeSH Major

  • Ankle Joint
  • Arthroplasty

abstract

  • The purpose of this study was to review the literature to provide a comprehensive description of the Level of Evidence (LOE) available to support the operative technique of distraction ankle arthroplasty for the current generally accepted indications and make a grade of recommendation for each. A comprehensive review of the literature was performed (November 2010 to January 2011) using the PubMed database. The abstracts from these searches were reviewed to isolate literature that described therapeutic studies investigating the results of distraction ankle arthroplasty. All articles were reviewed and assigned a classification (I-V) of Level of Evidence. An analysis of the literature reviewed was used to assign a Grade of Recommendation for each current generally accepted indication for distraction ankle arthroplasty. There is insufficient evidence based literature (Grade I) to support or refute the procedure for either: post-traumatic ankle arthritis, arthritis associated with ligamentous instability, primary degenerative joint disease, chondrolysis, deformity associated with arthritis, osteochondral defects and congenital ankle abnormalities. Inadequate evidence based literature exists to support or refute all currently accepted indications for distraction ankle arthroplasty and further high quality, scientific studies are needed upgrade to these recommendations.

publication date

  • August 2012

has subject area

  • Ankle
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Joint
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Cartilage Diseases
  • Cartilage, Articular
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability
  • Osteoarthritis

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article
  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3113/FAI.2012.0632

PubMed ID

  • 22995229

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 632

end page

  • 636

volume

  • 33

number

  • 8