Arthrodesis of the septic ankle joint

  • A. Sárváry
  • J. Wille
  • G. Stajer


In chronic septic complications of the ankle joint bony fusion can be achieved with radical resection of necrotic tissues, special positioning of the foot and extrafocal stabilisation. For non-cooperative patients with bland infections intramedullary stabilisation can be used after which early full weight bearing is possible. The correct technique of operation together with adjuvant therapy with a Septopal chain increases the healing chances of patients and reduces the time and costs of therapy.

Key words

Ankle Arthrodesis Infection 

Arthrodèse de cheville infectée


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© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sárváry
    • 1
  • J. Wille
    • 1
  • G. Stajer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TraumatologySemmelweis University of Medical Sciences, Péterfy HospitalBudapestHungary

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