Medical Malpractice Offer

Arthrodesis of the Ankle Joint

Acta Orthop Scand. 1963;32:476-484 Jansek K    ABSTRACT               The technique of talotibial arthrodesis via transmalleolar approach and application of the Charnley compression apparatus is described. The results in 25 cases are reported. Primary union was obtained in all but one case, and in this one case the defective healing was apparently due to … Read more

Arthrodesis of the Ankle: A Critical Analysis

Foot Ankle Int. 1998 Jan;19(1):3-9   Mann RA, Rongstad KM   ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND/METHODS: Arthrodeses of 81 ankles performed by a single surgeon were reviewed after a 12- to 74-month follow up.   RESULTS: Average time to union was 13.8 weeks, and 71 (88%) of 81 ankles healed without a second surgery. Ten (12%) of … Read more

Anterior Sliding Graft for Tibiotalar Arthrodesis

Foot Ankle Int. 1997 Jun;18(6):330-334   Patterson BM, Inglis AE, Moeckel BH   ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND: The results using the anterior sliding graft technique with rigid internal fixation for tibiotalar arthrodesis were reviewed.   METHODS: The indications for anterior sliding graft technique included posttraumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, pseudarthrosis following prior attempt at arthrodesis, and postinfectious … Read more

Ankle Replacement versus Arthrodesis: A Comparative Gait Analysis Study

Foot Ankle Int. 2008 Jan;29(1):3-9   Piriou P, Culpan P, Mullins M, Cardon JN, Pozzi D, Judet T   ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND: The improving survivorship of ankle replacements is making this an increasingly popular option in the treatment of ankle arthritis, rather than the established option of ankle fusion. The potential benefits of restoring movement, … Read more

Ankle Arthrodesis in Rheumatoid Arthritis: 30 Cases Followed for 5 Years

Acta Orthop Scand. 1991;62(6):538-543   Morana CG, Pindera LM, Smith SR   ABSTRACT   We have reviewed the results of 30 ankle arthrodeses performed on 26 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This procedure was associated with a high morbidity, with wound breakdown and infection occurring in 12 cases. Eighteen ankles had fused, six had pain-free fibrous … Read more

Ankle Arthrodesis with Cross-Screw Fixation: Good Results in 36/40 Cases Followed 3-7 Years

Acta Orthop Scand. 1996;67(5):473-478   Chen YJ, Huang TJ, Shih HN, Hsu KY, Hsu RWW   ABSTRACT   Tibiotalar arthrodesis by an anterior approach, using internal compression with cancellous screws, offers wide exposure, good possibilities of correcting deformities, and good bony apposition. From 1987 to 1991, we used this technique in 42 ankle joints (40 patients). The indications were … Read more

Ankle Arthroplasty by Excision of the Talar Body: Subtotal Talectomy

Foot Ankle Int. 1994 Apr;15(4):191-196   Itokazu M, Matsunaga T, Tanaka S ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND: We carried out the ankle arthroplasty by excision of the talar body (subtotal talectomy) on 10 ankles of nine patients with talar body tumor, paralytic talipes equinovarus, talipes varus due to spinal injury, or comminuted fracture of the talar body. … Read more

Ankle Arthroplasty in Patients Younger and Older than 50 Years: A Prospective Series with Long-Term Follow-Up

Foot Ankle Int. 1999 Aug;20(8):501-506   Kofoed H, Lundberg-Jensen A ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND: One hundred consecutive cases treated with ankle arthroplasty for osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis were followed prospectively and annually for up to 15 years.   METHODS: Survivorship analysis was performed, with the endpoint being prosthesis revision or change to arthrodesis. Patients who … Read more

Ankle Arthrodesis: Results after the Miniarthrotomy Technique

Foot Ankle Int. 1996 May;17(5):247-252   Paremain GD, Miller SD, Myerson MS   ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND: Of 34 ankle fusions (34 patients) performed at our institution between June 1992 and June 1993, 15 utilized a miniarthrotomy technique.   METHODS: This technique involves two 1.5-cm incisions, one medial and one anterolateral, through which the ankle joint … Read more