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J Foot Ankle Surg. 2015 Jul-Aug;54(4):709-12. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2014.04.019. Epub 2014 May 14.

Revision Subtalar Joint Fusion With a Porous Metal Spacer and an Intramedullary Nail: A Case Report.

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1
Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
2
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.
3
Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address: victor.valderrabano@usb.ch.

Abstract

Nonunion of hindfoot arthrodesis can be difficult to successfully treat and will often require bone graft techniques. Large amounts of autogenous bone graft can be difficult to procure and will be associated with donor site morbidity. The use of porous metal implants has been shown to satisfactorily bridge segmental bone defects and to work in conjunction with allogeneic bone graft material, without the risks associated with autogenous bone graft donor site morbidity. The purpose of the present report is to describe the use of a perforated, porous metal implant combined with an intramedullary nail for revision surgery of failed subtalar joint fusion in an adult female patient.

KEYWORDS:

ankle; hindfoot nail; nonunion; talocalcaneal arthrodesis; tantalum implant; tibiotalar fusion

PMID:
24835567
DOI:
10.1053/j.jfas.2014.04.019
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