Title: Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis. Preliminary report
Authors: De Vriese, L ×
Dereymaeker, Greta
Fabry, Guy #
Issue Date: Mar-1995
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:60 issue:4 pages:389-92
Abstract: A review of the first 10 arthroscopic ankle fusions at our institution was performed. Union was obtained in 7 of the 10 ankles with an average time to fusion of 4 months. There were 3 nonunions. Arthroscopic ankle fusion is less invasive than open techniques and less painful for the patient. However, there is a learning curve, and the arthroscopic technique is time-consuming. Arthroscopic ankle fusion has restricted indications, as patients with significant angulation, rotatory malalignment and extensive avascular necrosis of the talus can only be treated with open techniques.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
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