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Fixed equinus deformity showed no negative impact on clinical results of ankle arthroplasty

BOSTON — Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting demonstrated preoperative fixed equinus deformity did not negatively affect clinical outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty.
Jack Allport
“Postoperatively, there was no statistically significant difference between [the neutral and fixed equinus deformity group] scores, although there was a trend for … worse scores with regard to stiffness in the equinus group,” Jack Allport, MBChB, said during his presentation. “Contrary to the recent [National Joint Registry] NJR data, we
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