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Primary Fusion as Salvage Following Talar Neck Fracture: A Case Report

Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Apr;24(4):368-371   Thomas RH, Daniels TR   ABSTRACT     BACKGROUND: For a 29-year-old man with a three-week-old Hawkins Type IV talar neck fracture, intra-operative reduction and fixation were not possible due to soft tissue contrac-tures and severe comminution.  METHODS: A primary talonavicular and subtalar arthrodesis with the use of iliac crest … Read more

Perioperative Complication Rate of Total Ankle Replacement is Reduced by Surgeon Experience

Foot Ankle Int. 2004 May;25(5):283-289   Haskell A, Mann RA ABSTRACT  BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest the perioperative complication rate of total ankle arthroplasty decreases as a surgeon becomes familiar with the procedure. This study tests the hypothesis that the number of perioperative adverse events will decrease as surgeon experience with total ankle replacement increases.  METHODS: … Read more

Open versus Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis: A Comparative Study

Foot Ankle Int. 1999 Jun;20(6):368-374   O’Brien TS, Hart TS, Shereff MJ, Stone J, Johnson J   ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND: A retrospective review was undertaken for 36 patients who underwent ankle arthrodesis.   METHODS: Nineteen patients underwent an arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis, and 17 patients underwent an open arthrodesis. Only patients with limited angular deformities were … Read more

Medial Malleolar Osteotomy for the Correction of Varus Deformity during Total Ankle Arthroplasty: Results in 15 Ankles

Foot Ankle Int. 2008 Feb;29(2):171-177   Cornelis Doets H, van der Plaat LW, Klein JP ABSTRACT  BACKGROUND: Preoperative deformity in the frontal plane in the arthritic ankle is a risk factor for failure after total ankle arthroplasty. Medial malleolar lengthening osteotomy was developed to correct varus malalignment.  METHODS: From 1998 to 2005 total ankle arthroplasty … Read more

Late Results of Ankle Fusion

Acta Orthop Scand. 1981;52(1):103-105   Ahlberg A, Henricson AS   ABSTRACT   Forty-four ankle joint fusions performed in the period 1950-1972 at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Malmö General Hospital, were evaluated. Thirty-one patients were re-examined. The mean follow-up time was 12.3 years (6.4-28 years). Two-thirds of the patients were much better or better than … Read more