Ankle arthrodesis using an Ilizarov external fixator in patients wounded by landmines and gunshots.

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BACKGROUND We evaluated the results of ankle arthrodesis performed with circular external fixators (CEF) in those patients who had developed tibiotalar arthritis secondary to a landmine or a gunshot injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen ankles in 19 patients were fused using CEF. All patients had approximately 3 (range, 1 to 5) operations for bone and… (More)
DOI: 10.3113/FAI.2008.0178

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