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Foot Ankle Int. 2010 Jun;31(6):511-6. doi: 10.3113/FAI.2010.0511.

Tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis with posterior blade plate in diabetic neuroarthropthy.

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Baskent University, Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Adana Education and Research Hospital, Dadaloglu Mah, 39 SK, No 6, YĆ¼regir, Adana, Turkey. cinarbm@gmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

To prevent amputation, achieving successfull ankle artrodesis in diabetic Charcot arthropaty patients is very important. As a salvage procedure, we have used a 95-degree-angled blade plate via a posterior approach to achieve tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Between 2006 and 2008, four diabetic patients with hindfoot Charcot arthropathy underwent talectomy and tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis with an AO 95-degree-angled blade plate via a posterior approach. Two of the patients were male and two were female. The average age was 63 (range, 53 to 70) years. The mean duration of diabetes was 9 (range, 5 to 20) years. All the patients were on hemodialysis. Three of four patients had undergone previous surgeries. The average followup period was 24 (range, 12 to 35) months.

RESULTS:

Clinical and radiographic fusion was present by 5 (range, 3 to 6) months in three of four patients. In the other patient, a stable fibrous ankylosis was achieved. Clinical outcomes were excellent in three patients, and good in one patient.

CONCLUSION:

The performance of tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis with the use of blade plate with a posterior approach was a safe and successful surgical method for the treatment of Charcot ankle.

PMID:
20557817
DOI:
10.3113/FAI.2010.0511
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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