The demand incidence of symptomatic ankle osteoarthritis presenting to foot and ankle surgeons in the United Kingdom.
BACKGROUND: Ankle arthritis is a cause of major disability; however reports in the literature on the incidence of ankle osteoarthritis are rare. OBJECTIVES: To explore the methodological challenges in obtaining an incidence of ankle osteoarthritis and to estimate the incidence of symptomatic osteoarthritis presenting to Foot and Ankle specialists in the UK. METHODS: We searched available national diagnosis databases and also sent out a questionnaire-based survey to all Consultant members of ...Expand abstract
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