Long-Term Results after Ankle Arthrodesis: Clinical, Radiological, Gait Analytical Aspects

Foot Ankle Int. 2002 Dec;23(12):1081-1090

 

Trouillier H, Hänsel L, Schaff P, Rosemeyer B, Refior HJ

 

ABSTRACT

 

BACKGROUND: In a retrospective study, the results of operatively treated ankle joints were critically discussed. 

METHODS: In a period from January 1, 1977 to December 31, 1994, a total of 35 arthrodeses were carried out.

RESULTS: Seventeen patients were followed up clinically, radiologically and with a gait analysis. Not only the radiological surgical result was of interest, but also the heel-toe movement of the stiffened foot in the individually adapted orthopedic footwear compared to standard footwear.

CONCLUSION: A significantly improved heel-toe movement was found in orthopedic shoes, although there is a reduction of movement in the hindfoot in the sagittal plane.


Copyright © 2002 (Foot Ankle Int. Dec;23(12):1081-1090) by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Inc., originally published in Foot & Ankle International, and reproduced here with permission.




Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

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