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Similar outcomes seen with mobile-bearing vs fixed-bearing implants for total ankle replacement

BOSTON — Patient-reported and clinical outcomes favored both mobile-bearing and fixed-bearing implants for total ankle replacement, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting.
James A. Nunley II
“At this time, there is no statistically significantly difference in clinical improvement between the two implants,” James A. Nunley II, MD, said during his presentation. “But the incidence of tibial lucency and cyst formation, while similar for the mobile-bearing and fixed-bearing tibial components, the mobile-bearing has
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