Title

Operative Fixation Options for Elective and Diabetic Ankle Arthrodesis.

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-2017

Abstract

Ankle arthrodesis remains one of the most definitive treatment options for end-stage arthritis, paralysis, posttraumatic and postinfectious conditions, failed total ankle arthroplasty, and severe deformities. The general aims of ankle arthrodesis are to decrease pain and instability, correct the accompanying deformity, and create a stable plantigrade foot. Several surgical approaches have been reported for ankle arthrodesis with internal fixation options. External fixation has also evolved for ankle arthrodesis in certain clinical scenarios. This article provides a comprehensive analysis of midterm to long-term outcomes for ankle arthrodesis using internal and/or external fixation each for elective and diabetic conditions.

Volume

34

Issue

3

First Page

347

Last Page

355

ISSN

1558-2302

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Pediatrics | Surgery

PubMedID

28576194

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article