Hayata and colleagues (26) studied 52 patients on infliximab therapy that had undergone orthopaedic surgery (including not only arthroplasty surgery but also spine surgery, arthroscopic synovectomy, ankle arthrodesis
, hand surgery, and fracture care).
based company that focuses on shape-memory orthopedic devices, introduced a 10 mm version of its DynaNail ankle arthrodesis
In our review of the literature, the only use of the PHILOS plate in the ankle was for ankle arthrodesis
, other uses were limited to the shoulder.
rheumatoid arthritis), severe osteoarthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis of the ankle, as an alternative to ankle arthrodesis
The stimulus for total ankle replacement in the last 40 years derived from partial dissatisfaction with ankle arthrodesis
and the success of total hip and knee arthroplasties.
Currently, surgical options include allograft resurfacing, arthroscopic debridement and osteophyte resection, joint distraction arthroplasty, supramalleolar osteotomy, total ankle replacement, and ankle arthrodesis
system is an alternative to ankle arthrodesis
, offering a new earlier approach for the continuum of care for patients with osteoarthritis of the ankle.
Three patients in this series required ankle arthrodesis
secondary to fragmentation and resorption of the implanted osteochondral allograft.
Stryker offers T2 Nailing System, T2 SCN Nailing System, T2 Ankle Arthrodesis
Nail, and T2 Proximal Humeral Nail.
Although techniques for both hip and knee arthroplasty have evolved to provide long-term pain relief and functional improvement, neither ankle arthrodesis
nor arthroplasty has demonstrated comparably favorable outcomes in long-term follow-up studies.
First NiTiNOL-based intramedullary nail, DynaNail is used successfully in ankle arthrodesis
surgery in Chicago
The DynaNail[TM] Ankle Arthrodesis
Nail utilizes a unique internal super-elastic alloy element to better maintain apposition of bones and provide compression across the fusion zone for a longer duration than traditional intramedullary ankle nails.