Bilateral total ankle and total talus replacement (TATTR): A case report

Authors

  • Samuel D. Caine, DPM Resident, Franciscan Foot and Ankle Institute, Federal Way WA, USA
  • Lindsey R. Hjelm, DPM Fellow, Franciscan Foot and Ankle Institute, Federal Way WA, USA
  • Byron L. Hutchinson, DPM, FACFAS Fellowship Director, Franciscan Foot and Ankle Institute, Federal Way WA, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55067/jifaf.v1i5.14

Keywords:

ankle, talus, arthroplasty, joint, implant, trauma

Abstract

The combined custom 3D printed total ankle-total talus replacement, or TATTR, as previously described in the literature, is a procedure for the patient with substantial pathology of the ankle including the tibial plafond and the talus. The goals for a TATTR procedure are to provide pain relief, minimize limb length discrepancy, and maintain or improve motion of the ankle joint and functional mobility of the patient. A contralateral Computed Tomography (CT) has previously been used to recreate a “mirror image” for the talar implant design of the affected limb. To the best of our knowledge, no study has demonstrated the use of TATTR when there is pathology in bilateral tali. The purpose of this article is to discuss the process and utilization of bilateral TATTR procedures for a patient with bilateral talar avascular necrosis (AVN). 

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2022-05-01

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Caine S, Hjelm L, Hutchinson B. Bilateral total ankle and total talus replacement (TATTR): A case report. J Int Foot Ankle [Internet]. 2022 May 1 [cited 2022 Nov. 29];1(5). Available from: https://internationalfootankle.org/journal/index.php/JIFAF/article/view/14

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