Circular external fixator-assisted ankle arthrodesis following failed total ankle arthroplasty Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ankle Joint
  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Ankle
  • Ilizarov Technique

abstract

  • Ankle arthrodesis following failed TAA results in large LLDs secondary to bone loss during implant failure and subsequent explantation. External fixation can produce an excellent fusion rate in complex, possibly infected, failed TAAs. Limb length equalization (by either distraction osteogenesis or shoe lift) provides a means of obtaining good functional outcomes following failed TAA.

publication date

  • November 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3113/FAI.2012.0947

PubMed ID

  • 23131440

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 947

end page

  • 55

volume

  • 33

number

  • 11