Ankle resection arthrodesis in patients with bone tumors

R. Casadei, P. Ruggieri, T. Giuseppe, R. Biagini, M. Mercuri

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The authors report 12 cases of bone tumors localized in the distal tibia treated by resection and reconstruction with ankle arthrodesis, using bone grafts and fixation with Kuntscher or Grosse-Kempf nail or plate. In seven cases autografts were used, and in five cases autografts combined with allografts were used. In three of these five patients, a vascularized fibula combined with a 'gutter-like' allograft was used to reconstruct the bone defect. In all cases, the functional and oncologic results were good and all patients were disease free at an average follow-up of 68 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-249
Number of pages8
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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