HSS Journal

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 85–88

Gradual Reduction of Chronic Fracture Dislocation of the Ankle Using Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial Frame

Authors

    • Hospital for Special Surgery
    • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Jonathan T. Deland
    • Hospital for Special Surgery
    • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • S. Robert Rozbruch
    • Hospital for Special Surgery
    • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Case report

DOI: 10.1007/s11420-010-9166-z

Cite this article as:
Tellisi, N., Deland, J.T. & Rozbruch, S.R. HSS Jrnl (2011) 7: 85. doi:10.1007/s11420-010-9166-z

Abstract

With the advances in trauma care, chronic fracture dislocation of the ankle is not a condition commonly seen in modern clinical practice. When encountered, it can be difficult to preserve the ankle joint. We present a case of a 65-year-old female, with a chronic fracture dislocation of the ankle. The ankle joint was subluxated with posterior translation of the talus, displacement of the posterior malleolus fragment, and a distal fibula fracture. A minimally traumatic approach was devised to treat this complex fracture dislocation which included gradual reduction of the ankle with a Taylor spatial frame, followed by stabilization with internal fixation and removal of the frame. Bony union and restoration of the ankle joint congruency was achieved.

Keywords

ankle fractureankle dislocationneglected ankle fractureIlizarovTaylor spatial frame

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