From January 1991 to December 1996, twelve patients - 5 men and 7 women - from 30 to 72 years of age (mean age: 44 years) were treated at the Hospital Center for Camaragibe. Two patients had been submitted to arthrodesis according to Adams' method, and ten patients presented with non- reducible ankle fractures. The follow-up period varied from 12 to 60 months (mean follow-up period: 27 months). The surgical techniques used were arthrotomy, to correct the deformities, and practical articular abrasion. The talotibial fixation used Ilizarov's device, keeping both forefoot and middle- foot free from fixation. Results evaluated articular fusion, infection healing, correction of deformities, and pain degree. Ten patients presented good results, whereas two presented regular results due to residual pain and incomplete correction of deformities. The authors concluded that Ilizarov's device is efficient to treat complicated cases of ankle arthrosis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Ankle arthrodesis according to Ilizarov's technique|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
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