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Ankle arthrodesis using a tibio-calcaneal external fixator

  • Nikolaos A. Christodoulou
  • Andreas F. Mavrogenis
  • Christos Sdrenias
  • Evanthia A. Mitsiokapa
  • Rizos Tsaknis
  • George Salagiannis
  • Panayiotis J. PapagelopoulosEmail author
Original Article

Abstract

The results of open ankle arthrodesis in 23 patients with primary and secondary ankle-talar arthritis are presented. All patients were treated with open ankle arthrodesis using the Citieffe/CH–N external fixator with pins inserted in the tibia and the calcaneus. Union rate was 91% (21 patients) at an average of 13 weeks (range, 12–16 weeks). Mean follow-up was 6 years. Most of the patients (91%) were satisfied with the end results of the operation.

Keywords

Arthrodesis Ankle Arthritis External fixation Internal fixation Total ankle replacement 

Arthrodèse de la cheville par fixateur externe tibio-calacanéen

Résumé

Les résultats de l’arthrodèse de cheville à ciel ouvert chez 23 patients porteurs d’arthrose tibio-talienne primitive et secondaire sont présentés. Tous les patients ont été traités en utilisant le fixateur externe Citieffe/CH-N avec des broches insérées dans le tibia et le calcanéus. Le suivi moyen était 6 ans. Le taux de consolidation était de 91% (21 patients), avec une moyenne de 12 semaines (12–16 semaines). La plupart des patients (91%) ont été satisfaits avec le résultat.

Mots clés

Arthrodèse Cheville Arthrose Fixation Externe Fixation Interne Arthroplastie Totale de Cheville 

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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolaos A. Christodoulou
    • 1
  • Andreas F. Mavrogenis
    • 2
  • Christos Sdrenias
    • 1
  • Evanthia A. Mitsiokapa
    • 1
  • Rizos Tsaknis
    • 1
  • George Salagiannis
    • 1
  • Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics Karpenissi HospitalEvrytaniaGreece
  2. 2.First Department of OrthopaedicsAthens University Medical SchoolAthensGreece

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