Use of Circular External Fixation for Combined Subtalar Joint Fusion and Ankle Distraction

Thomas Zgonis, John J. Stapleton, Thomas S. Roukis

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Abstract

The authors discuss a novel technique not previously published that incorporates a subtalar joint arthrodesis with an ankle joint arthrodiastasis as an alternative to a tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. Young and active patients who experience refractory pain and stiffness to the rearfoot and ankle secondary to combined severe subtalar and ankle arthrosis are suitable candidates for this surgical procedure. This new approach is based on sound principles in the treatment of severe arthrosis affecting the ankle and subtalar joint. The authors are currently prospectively reviewing their surgical experience with this procedure and believe that it provides an alternative option for the patient, with potentially promising long-term results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-753
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008

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Subtalar Joint
Ankle Joint
Joint Diseases
Arthrodesis
Ankle
Intractable Pain
Therapeutics

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Use of Circular External Fixation for Combined Subtalar Joint Fusion and Ankle Distraction. / Zgonis, Thomas; Stapleton, John J.; Roukis, Thomas S.

In: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 25, No. 4, 10.2008, p. 745-753.

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