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Ankle arthrodesis

Thomas Rosteius, Hinnerk Baecker, Thomas Armin Schildhauer, Dominik Seybold, Jan Geßmann
BACKGROUND: Supramalleolar deformities require surgical correction to avoid posttraumatic osteoarthrosis of the knee or ankle joint and to prevent definitive treatment options, such as total ankle arthroplasty or arthrodesis of the ankle joint. Various methods for the operative correction of supramalleolar deformities have been described in the literature. OBJECTIVE: What results can be achieved with focal dome osteotomy to correct posttraumatic supramalleolar deformities? MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 10 patients (mean age 37 years) with a supramalleolar posttraumatic deformity were treated by focal dome osteotomy...
March 19, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Jesús Vilá-Rico, Enrique Sánchez-Morata, Elena Vacas-Sánchez, Cristina Ojeda-Thies
Injuries of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis are commonly overlooked or mismanaged, and chronic instability is a debilitating condition leading to premature joint degeneration. Several methods of treatment have been described, mainly screw fixation, arthrodesis, or ligament reconstruction. Most clinical evidence is limited to case series, mainly screw fixation, and there is a general paucity of evidence regarding ligament reconstruction, which is considered to be more anatomic and to restore joint biomechanics...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Ava D Segal, Krista M Cyr, Christina J Stender, Eric C Whittaker, Michael E Hahn, Michael S Orendurff, William R Ledoux, Bruce J Sangeorzan
BACKGROUND: End-stage ankle arthritis is a debilitating condition that often requires surgical intervention after failed conservative treatments. Ankle arthrodesis is a common surgical option, especially for younger and highly active patients; however, ankle arthroplasty has become increasingly popular as advancements in implant design improve device longevity. The longitudinal differences in biomechanical outcomes between these surgical treatments remain indistinct, likely due to the challenges associated with objective study of a heterogeneous population...
March 5, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
Christiane Kruppa, Tyler Snoap, Debra L Sietsema, Thomas A Schildhauer, Marcel Dudda, Clifford B Jones
The outcomes of pediatric talus fractures have been minimally reported in published studies. The purpose of the present retrospective study was to determine the clinical and radiographic outcomes after talus fractures in pediatric and adolescent patients and to define the differences among the different age groups in this population. A total of 52 children and adolescents (54 fractures) with 24 type 1 (44.44%), 13 type 2 (24.07%), 8 type 3 (14.81%), and 9 type 4 (16.67%) Marti-Weber fractures were considered...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Oliver J Gagné, Andrea Veljkovic, Mark Glazebrook, Timothy R Daniels, Murray J Penner, Kevin J Wing, Alastair S E Younger
BACKGROUND: People who are affected by end-stage ankle arthritis are as disabled as those suffering from arthritis in other main articulations of the lower extremity. Once these patients become unable to perform their job duties, they leave the workforce and require financial aid from government agencies, which represents a considerable economic burden. Regardless of whether arthrodesis or arthroplasty is performed, we hypothesized that patients younger than 55 years at the time of surgery should be able to return to work within 2 years and require less social assistance...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Richard D Ferkel
Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis is the treatment method of choice to achieve good clinical scores, faster time to union, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stay. However, the union rate, reoperation rate, and operative time are similar to open arthrodesis. The choice of which method to use for arthrodesis is influenced by surgeon preference and experience, clinical presentation, and equipment availability. Overall, we must choose the method of ankle arthrodesis that gives the best result with the least morbidity to the patient...
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Michael W Downey, Ted C Lai, Justin J Fleming
At present there is controversy regarding the appropriate treatment of severely comminuted fractures of the lower extremity. Even with near-perfect anatomic reduction of severely comminuted fractures, development of posttraumatic arthritis is still present at an increased rate. Primary fusion of comminuted fractures of the foot and ankle creates successful and predictable outcomes, which dismisses the chance of developing posttraumatic arthritis and decreases complications and the need for revisional procedures...
April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Louis Malekpour, Said Rahali, Damien Potage, Fabrice Duparc, Franck Dujardin, Xavier Roussignol
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March 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
M Chraim, S Krenn, H M Alrabai, H-J Trnka, P Bock
AIMS: Hindfoot arthrodesis with retrograde intramedullary nailing has been described as a surgical strategy to reconstruct deformities of the ankle and hindfoot in patients with Charcot arthropathy. This study presents case series of Charcot arthropathy patients treated with two different retrograde intramedullary straight compression nails in order to reconstruct the hindfoot and assess the results over a mid-term follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 18 consecutive patients and 19 operated feet with Charcot arthropathy who underwent a hindfoot arthrodesis using a retrograde intramedullary compression nail...
February 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
Alessio Bernasconi, Nazim Mehdi, François Lintz
Ankle arthrodesis is still considered the gold standard in the treatment of advanced painful ankle osteoarthritis. More than 3 decades ago, it was performed under arthroscopy; thereafter, many authors have reported excellent results and a low complication rate. Despite the significant improvements in surgical techniques, nonunion remains a problematic and relatively frequent event. This is one of the reasons the research is constantly active in this field. Ten years ago, a fibular resection during ankle arthrodesis was, for the first time, described in the literature as a means to correct malalignment in varus cases...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Oded Coifman, Jason T Bariteau, Nachshon Shazar, Shay A Tenenbaum
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures are extremely common and represent nearly one quarter of all lower-limb fractures. Techniques for fixation of displaced fractures of the lateral malleolus have remained essentially unchanged in recent decades. The current gold standard of treating unstable fractures is with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), using plates and screws construct. This study evaluates the use of fibula intramedullary nailing based on minimal invasive surgical approach...
September 7, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Daniel Pérez-Prieto, María E Portillo, Gemma González-Lucena, Alberto Ginés-Cespedosa
BACKGROUND: Infection after foot and ankle fractures is a major concern for orthopedic surgeons. It is widely believed that final osteosynthesis should be delayed until the infection is cured. However, there is no literature that supports this practice. In addition, the delay impairs patient function and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: In the present study, four cases of ankle infection treated with aggressive debridement, early fixation and antibiofilm antibiotics are described...
August 4, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
N Gutteck, H Martin, T Hanke, J B Matthies, A Heilmann, H Kielstein, G Gradl, K S Delank, D Wohlrab
BACKGROUND: A number of studies report on limitations of the screw arthrodesis in severe malalignment of the hindfoot, neuropathic deformity, poor bone quality and osteoporosis. METHODS: Fourteen anatomically correct polyurethane foam models of the right leg (Sawbones Europe, Malmö, Sweden) and eighteen fresh-frozen human lower leg specimens (9 pairs) were used for the comparative biomechanical testing. RESULTS: The statistical analysis of the stiffness of the fixation developed a significant difference in favor of the plate in all test directions...
February 20, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Mark Glazebrook, Alastair S E Younger, Timothy R Daniels, Dishan Singh, Chris Blundell, Gwyneth de Vries, Ian L D Le, Dominic Nielsen, M Elizabeth Pedersen, Anthony Sakellariou, Matthew Solan, Guy Wansbrough, Judith F Baumhauer
BACKGROUND: First metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ1) hemiarthroplasty using a novel synthetic cartilage implant was as effective and safe as MTPJ1 arthrodesis in a randomized clinical trial. We retrospectively evaluated operative time and recovery period for implant hemiarthroplasty (n=152) and MTPJ1 arthrodesis (n=50). METHODS: Perioperative data were assessed for operative and anaesthesia times. Recovery and return to function were prospectively assessed with the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) Sports and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) subscales and SF-36 Physical Functioning (PF) subscore...
May 29, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Tina Klerken, Nienke M Kosse, Chris A M Aarts, Jan Willem K Louwerens
BACKGROUND: Pain, deformity and instability are the main reasons for fusion of the tarsal joints, a triple arthrodesis. The short and midterm results show that mobility, function and satisfaction increase postoperatively. However, osteoarthritis (OA) of the adjacent ankle joint is described as a long-term complication. Alignment of the foot could be an influencing factor. The aim of this study was to examine whether malalignment after triple arthrodesis leads to a higher grade of OA at long-term follow-up...
November 29, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Markus Preis, Travis Bailey, Lucas S Marchand, Maxwell W Weinberg, Matthijs Jacxsens, Alexej Barg
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the short-term clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients who underwent conversion of a painful tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis to a total ankle replacement. METHODS: Six patients with painful ankle arthrodesis after tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis were included in this study. In all patients, conversion to total ankle replacement was performed using a 3rd -generation, non-constrained, cementless three-component prosthesis...
December 17, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Chunlin Zhang, Bingfang Zeng, Kunpeng Zhu, Lei Zhang, Jianping Hu
BACKGROUND: The treatment of malignant tumours of the distal tibia is a challenging surgical problem due to the scarce soft tissue coverage and the instability of the ankle joint that often occurs after resection. However, there is no consensus on the ideal treatment for malignant tumours of the distal tibia. METHODS: We report a new reconstruction for five patients with high-grade osteosarcoma of distal tibia, using dual ipsilateral vascularized autogenous fibular graft in a trapezoid-shaped array and external fixator, with ankle arthrodesis and preserving subtalar joints...
December 20, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
S Aubret, L Merlini, M Fessy, J L Besse
INTRODUCTION: One of the reasons for revision of total ankle replacement (TAR) implants is loosening due to subchondral cysts. Reconstruction and fusion of the ankle is often the first choice for revision procedures due to the large bone defects, which are typically filled with autograft and/or allograft. Filling the defect with a trabecular metal tantalum implant is a potential alternative given the biomechanical properties of this component. HYPOTHESIS: Using tantalum as a spacer provides primary stability and contributes to fusion of the ankle joint after removal of failed TAR implants...
January 30, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Teng-Fei Lou, Hua Li, Yi-Min Chai, Chun-Yang Wang, Sheng-He Liu, Musha Hamushan, Fan Wu, Wei-Jie Cai, Pei Han
PURPOSE: We report the oncological and functional results of limb salvage for bone sarcomas involving the distal tibia using hybrid surgical technique of resection arthrodesis by bone transport then plating. METHODS: Five patients (mean age 18.6 years) with primary distal tibial sarcomas (two Ewing's sarcomas and three osteosarcomas) were treated by this method. The average duration of follow-up is 53 months. All patients accepted distraction osteogenesis with a standard technique using external fixator after wide (four cases) or marginal (one case) resection in the first operation...
February 3, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Christopher Robert Jones, Eric Wong, Gregory R Applegate, Richard D Ferkel
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to determine the results of arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis (AAA) and how the procedure affects adjoining joints and functional scores. METHODS: Between 1993 and 2013, 116 patients (120 ankles) underwent AAA. Nineteen ankles were lost to follow-up due to death, insufficient radiographic studies, or inability to contact, resulting in 97 patients (101 ankles). Mean age at surgery was 61.1 years (range, 35.8-79.6 years); mean follow-up was 86 months (range, 24-247 months)...
January 25, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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