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Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2012 Oct;29(4):509-27. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2012.07.001. Epub 2012 Sep 11.

Ankle arthrodesis: a literature review.

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Abstract

Ankle joint arthrodesis should be considered the gold standard procedure for end-stage ankle arthritis in the appropriate patient. Incisional approach and fixation technique should be based on the patient and specific needs. Arthrodesis can be achieved with adequate resection of cartilage, good compression across the fusion site, stable fixation, proper postoperative protocol, and patient compliance. It is important to remember that positioning of the ankle joint is a keystone in ankle arthrodesis. There are complications that can arise from the ankle fusion, including the need for further surgical intervention owing to arthritis in the subtalar and midtarsal joints.

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