Motion distraction leads to quicker and better long term outcomes in treating ankle OA
Motion Versus Fixed Distraction of the Joint in the Treatment of Ankle OsteoarthritisJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jun 6;94(11):961-70
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36 patients with advanced ankle osteoarthritis who received anterior osteophyte removal were randomized to either fixed ankle distraction or ankle distraction with joint motion. The results from two year follow-up indicated that both groups displayed significant improvements in the ankle osteoarthritis scale (AOS). However, patients who received motion distraction had significantly better AOS scor...
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