Use of a retrograde nail for ankle arthrodesis
in Charcot neuroarthropathy: a limb salvage procedure.
While ankle arthrodesis
was traditionally the gold standard method of treatment for disabling end-stage ankle arthritis, total ankle replacement (TAR) has been an acceptable alternative [1-4].
Iliac crest autograft was chosen in this case due to its established efficacy in foot and ankle arthrodesis
surgery, a higher concentration of osteoprogenitor cells than grafts from the lower extremity, and relatively low donor-site pain [33-35].
According to the company, the Hintermann Series H2 Total Ankle Replacement System is indicated for use with bone cement to treat ankle arthritis in either primary or revision surgery of ankle joints damaged by systemic arthritis of the ankle, primary arthritis and secondary arthritisas well as for patients with a failed total ankle replacement or non-union/mal-union of the ankle arthrodesis
, provided that sufficient bone stock is present.
Rampuri, "An Approach to the Failed Ankle Arthrodesis
," Foot and Ankle Clinics, vol.
represent the most common surgical treatment as a definite solution for various diseases which lead to an ankle joint destruction, postoperative complications, unsuccessful operative and non-operative procedures performed on this joint.
Versatility of Ilizarov technique in difficult cases of ankle arthrodesis
and review of literature.
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).
is one of the most used treatments of end-stage ankle arthritis while arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis
is gaining popularity as a treatment option since its initial use by Schneider in 1983 .
MedShape Inc., an Atlanta, Ga.-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.