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Ankle Arthrodesis: Open Anterior and Arthroscopic Approaches

  • Michael D. Dujela
  • Christopher F. Hyer
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Abstract

Ankle arthritis is associated with debilitating discomfort and poor quality of life scores. Despite the expansion of total ankle replacement in the marketplace, arthrodesis remains a time-tested approach with high union rates and excellent pain relief when performed in the correct patient with appropriate technique. Arthroscopic and open anterior approaches are both viable methods of obtaining a reproducible, solid union. Modern fixation techniques such as anterior anatomic plating have improved fusion rates and thus improved outcomes.

Keywords

Ankle arthritis Ankle arthrodesis Anterior ankle arthrodesis Arthroscopic ankle fusion Open ankle arthrodesis Trans fibular approach 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael D. Dujela
    • 1
  • Christopher F. Hyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Washington Orthopaedic CenterCentraliaUSA
  2. 2.Orthopedic Foot & Ankle CenterWorthingtonUSA

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