Clin Orthop Relat Res 2020 01;478(1):8-15
E. L. McDonald, D. I. Pedowitz, R. J. Shakked, D. J. Fuchs. B. S. Winters, J. N. Daniel, S. M. Raikin, Rothman Institute of Orthopaedics, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Background: With the increase in the number of total ankle arthroplasties (TAA), guidelines on when physicians should begin to consider patients' return to driving are valuable. Further, due to sagittal motion strength, the ankle is the most important mover in braking motions over the knee and hip.
Questions/purposes: (1) Does brake-reaction time return to a safe value within 6 weeks of TAA? (2) Are there factors associated with a delay of return of brake-reaction time to safe values after TAA?
Methods: After obtaining institutional review board approval for the study, we prospectively recruited 60 patients undergoing right TAA. Read More