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