J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2011 Jun;15(2):102-106.

Ankle Arthrodesis Using Auto Fibula Bone Graft: Two Cases Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea. jroh@yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Recently, development and improvement in joint replacement therapy, the need for arthrodesis has been decreasing. However, result of joint replacement is not always satisfactory, and most cases are rather indicative to ankle arthrodesis than ankle replacement. Often, ankle arthrodesis can be more beneficial salvage method to treat cases with failure in joint replacement therapy, talar avascular necrosis with massive bone defect, talus fracture with severe comminution and bone defect and ankle dislocation. In cases with large bone defect that need to be treated with ankle arthrodesis using internal fixation, it is difficult to fill the defect with conventional auto-iliac bone or all-bone graft. Thus, we make a report on our experience in treating 2 cases with ankle arthrodesis using auto-fibular bone graft and plate fixation.

Keyword

Avascular necrosis of talus; Auto fibula bone graft; Ankle arthrodesis

MeSH Terms

Animals
Ankle
Arthrodesis
Dislocations
Fibula
Joints
Necrosis
Talus
Transplants
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