Estimating the Insertion Site during Retrograde Intramedullary Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis

Foot Ankle Int. 1996 Dec;17(12):781-782
 
Stephenson KA, Kile TA, Graves SC
 

ABSTRACT

 
Intramedullary tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis (IMTCA) is an increasingly used procedure for salvage of complex hindfoot and ankle disorders. To avoid injury to vital plantar neurovascular structures, it is important to begin with an appropriate insertion site during retrograde IMTCA. We use a simple, reproducible method to determine this site based on anatomic landmarks.

Copyright © 1996 (Foot Ankle Int. Dec;17(12):781-782) 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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