Minimum Distraction Gap: How Much Ankle Joint Space Is Enough in Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bone Lengthening
  • Contracture
  • Femur
  • Quadriceps Muscle
  • Range of Motion, Articular

abstract

  • These results suggest that if the radiographic joint space of on a standing X-ray of an ankle undergoing distraction arthroplasty shows a minimum of 5.8 mm of DG, then there will be no contact between joint surfaces during full weight-bearing. Therefore, 5 mm of radiographic joint space, as recommended historically, may not be adequate to prevent contact of the articular surfaces during weight-bearing.

publication date

  • February 5, 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3903950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11420-013-9359-3

PubMed ID

  • 24482615

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 6

end page

  • 12

volume

  • 10

number

  • 1