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Research and new developments for foot and ankle surgery

We're supporting the Outcomes in Ankle Replacement Study (OARS) at the University of East Anglia. The study will provide evidence of how the outcome of total ankle replacement is influenced by:

  • the characteristics of the patients undergoing surgery
  • the nature of their ankle disease
  • the type of implant
  • the way in which the patient is managed before and after surgery.

This study will also examine the relative costs and benefits of surgery. To collect this information, the researchers will use a newly developed questionnaire called patient-reported outcome measure, or PROM, on 600 people who have undergone ankle replacement surgery. This study will allow a greater understanding of who might benefit most from total ankle replacement for severe ankle disease.


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