Arthroscopic debridement for soft-tissue impingement after total ankle replacement

Bom Soo Kim, Jin Woo Lee

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Residual or persistent pain after total ankle replacement (TAR) is frequent and requires attention. Impingement of recurrent synovitis or hypertrophic scar tissue against the total ankle prostheses explains much of the persistent pain. Acknowledging the associated complications and properly addressing the soft-tissue impingement are essential to further enhance the clinical outcomes of TAR. Arthroscopic debridement is feasible and should be considered as a treatment option in patients with soft-tissue impingement after TAR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrimary and Revision Total Ankle Replacement
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence-Based Surgical Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319244150
ISBN (Print)9783319244136
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Kim, B. S., & Lee, J. W. (2015). Arthroscopic debridement for soft-tissue impingement after total ankle replacement. In Primary and Revision Total Ankle Replacement: Evidence-Based Surgical Management (pp. 211-215). Springer International Publishing.