Hintermann H2

Talocrural Arthrodesis with Absorbable Screws. 12 Cases Followed for 1 Year

Acta Orthop Scand. 1992;63(2):170-172
Partioa EK, Hirvensaloa E,  Partiob E, Pelttaric S,  Jukkala-Partioa K, Böstmana O,  Hänninenc A, Pertti Törmälä P, Rokkanena P


In 11 patients, 12 arthrodeses of the ankle joint were performed by using absorbable self-reinforced poly-llactide (SR-PLLA) or polyglycolide (SR-PGA) screws. 8 patients had posttraumatic arthrosis, 3 rheumatoid arthritis, and 1 rigid flexion contracture of the ankle due to neuropathy. The average follow-up time was 14 (7-22) months. Solid fusion was achieved in 11 of 12 cases in 9 (6-16) weeks.

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

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