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ACE Report #3110
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Motion distraction leads to quicker and better long term outcomes in treating ankle OA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Motion Versus Fixed Distraction of the Joint in the Treatment of Ankle Osteoarthritis

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jun 6;94(11):961-70

Contributing Authors: CL Saltzman SL Hillis MP Stolley DD Anderson A Amendola

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Synopsis

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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