Title

Use of Circular External Fixation for Combined Subtalar Joint Fusion and Ankle Distraction.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-1-2008

Abstract

The authors discuss a novel technique not previously published that incorporates a subtalar joint arthrodesis with an ankle joint arthrodiastasis as an alternative to a tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. Young and active patients who experience refractory pain and stiffness to the rearfoot and ankle secondary to combined severe subtalar and ankle arthrosis are suitable candidates for this surgical procedure. This new approach is based on sound principles in the treatment of severe arthrosis affecting the ankle and subtalar joint. The authors are currently prospectively reviewing their surgical experience with this procedure and believe that it provides an alternative option for the patient, with potentially promising long-term results.

Volume

25

Issue

4

First Page

745

Last Page

753

ISSN

0891-8422

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Podiatry | Surgery

PubMedID

18722910

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article