Long-Term Complications of Ankle Arthrodesis — A Survey

  • S. T. Hansen
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In his description of the evolution of the foot and ankle, Morton described the functional anatomy of the human foot, in which we see both essential and non-essential joints [1]. Bipedal gait created a need for sta bility in the foot and, in response, the heel has dropped to the ground and the mid-foot and fore foot have widened to provide us with a sturdy, balanced platform on which to walk.




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  1. 1.
    Morto. DJ (1935) The Human Foot. 1st Evolution, Physiology and Functional Disorders. Columbia University Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar

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