Gradual Reduction of Chronic Fracture Dislocation of the Ankle Using Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial Frame Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Ankle Joint
  • Arthrodesis
  • Ilizarov Technique


  • With the advances in trauma care, chronic fracture dislocation of the ankle is not a condition commonly seen in modern clinical practice. When encountered, it can be difficult to preserve the ankle joint. We present a case of a 65-year-old female, with a chronic fracture dislocation of the ankle. The ankle joint was subluxated with posterior translation of the talus, displacement of the posterior malleolus fragment, and a distal fibula fracture. A minimally traumatic approach was devised to treat this complex fracture dislocation which included gradual reduction of the ankle with a Taylor spatial frame, followed by stabilization with internal fixation and removal of the frame. Bony union and restoration of the ankle joint congruency was achieved.

publication date

  • January 2011



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3026112

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11420-010-9166-z

PubMed ID

  • 22294963

Additional Document Info

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  • 85

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