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The Effect of Tibiotalar Fixation on Foot Biomechanics

Foot Ankle Int. 1997 Dec;18(12):792-797   Wayne JS, Lawhorn KW, Davis KE, Prakash K, Adelaar RS   ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Contact areas and peak pressures in the posterior facet of the subtalar and the talonavicular joints were measured in cadaver lower limbs for both the normal limb and after fixation of the tibiotalar joint. METHODS: Six … Read more

The Long-Term Results of Ankle Arthrodesis

Acta Orthop Scand. 1981;52(1):107-110   Boobbyer GN   ABSTRACT   Thirty-seven patients who had ankle arthrodesis carried out from 1-17 years previously were reviewed. The commonest indication in this series was post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Five different methods of fusion were used, the most common being the Charnley compression technique. The incidence of union, the fusion position, … Read more

Surgeon Training and Complications in Total Ankle Arthroplasty

Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Jun;24(6):514-518   Saltzman CL, Amendola A, Anderson R, Coetzee JC, Gall RJ, Haddad SL, Herbst S, Lian G, Sanders RW, Scioli M, Younger AS ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND: This study assessed the problems with initial use of ankle arthroplasty by surgeons who were trained by observing the surgeon/inventor (group I), who have … Read more

Talocrural Arthrodesis with Absorbable Screws. 12 Cases Followed for 1 Year

Acta Orthop Scand. 1992;63(2):170-172   Partioa EK, Hirvensaloa E,  Partiob E, Pelttaric S,  Jukkala-Partioa K, Böstmana O,  Hänninenc A, Pertti Törmälä P, Rokkanena P   ABSTRACT   In 11 patients, 12 arthrodeses of the ankle joint were performed by using absorbable self-reinforced poly-llactide (SR-PLLA) or polyglycolide (SR-PGA) screws. 8 patients had posttraumatic arthrosis, 3 rheumatoid arthritis, and 1 … Read more

Supramalleolar Lateral Closing Wedge Osteotomy for the Treatment of Varus Ankle Arthrosis

Foot Ankle Int. 2007 May;28(5):542-548   Harstall R, Lehmann O, Krause F, Weber M   ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: In a 5-year period (1996–2001), the authors performed supramalleolar osteotomies for the correction of distal tibial mechanical malalignment of at least 10° with concomitant pain and with or without radiographic evidence of arthritic changes.  METHODS: The method was … Read more

Subtalar Arthrodesis for Complications of Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures

Foot Ankle Int. 2000 May;21(5):392-9. Flemister AS Jr, Infante AF, Sanders RW, Walling AK. ABSTRACT Eighty six subtalar arthrodeses performed between 1985 and 1996 for complications associated with intra-articular calcaneal fractures were retrospectively evaluated. Patients were divided into three Groups: (I) 59 patients with calcaneal malunions (II) 13 patients with failed open reduction and internal … Read more

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