[The dorsolateral approach to the ankle for arthrodesis].

  title={[The dorsolateral approach to the ankle for arthrodesis].},
  author={Kaj Klaue and Damir Bursic},
  journal={Operative Orthopadie und Traumatologie},
  volume={17 4-5},
OBJECTIVE Bony fusion of the ankle in functional position. Restitution of a pain-free use of the limb. INDICATIONS Joint destruction not amenable anymore to conservative treatment modalities. Chronic instabilities of diverse causes. CONTRAINDICATIONS Severe general and metabolic diseases. Extensive scarring at the posterior aspect of the ankle. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE Posterolateral approach to the ankle. Fibular osteotomy and resection of a 1 cm long bone block from its diaphysis. Removal of… CONTINUE READING

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