Short-Term Outcomes of Primary Total Ankle Arthroplasty in Octogenarians: A National Database Analysis

Matthew Partan, Nicholas Frane, Cesar Iturriaga, Prashant Matai & Adam Bitterman
BackgroundTotal ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is an increasingly popular option for end-stage ankle arthritis. Americans over the age of 80 years grew to 16.7 million in 2010, but there are scarce data assessing the outcomes of octogenarians undergoing TAA. This study evaluated (1) perioperative factors, (2) 30-day postoperative complications compared to a nonoctogenarian cohort, and (3) independent risk factors for adverse outcomes.MethodsA national database registry was queried for patients who had undergone primary TAA. This yielded...
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