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Review Article

Advances in Ankle Replacement: A Review

Choon Chiet Hong and Ken Jin Tan*
University Orthopaedic, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster, National University Hospital, Singapore
Corresponding Author : Dr Ken Jin TAN
1E Kent Ridge Road, University Orthopaedic
Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster
National University Hospital, 119228, Singapore
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Received January 13, 2014; Accepted July 18, 2014; Published July 25, 2014
Citation: Hong CC and Tan KJ (2014) Advances in Ankle Replacement: A Review. Clin Res Foot Ankle 2:146. doi:10.4172/2329-910X.1000146
Copyright: © 2014 Hong CC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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