Ankle arthrodesis with a retrograde femoral nail for Charcot ankle arthropathy.

@article{Pinzur2005AnkleAW,
  title={Ankle arthrodesis with a retrograde femoral nail for Charcot ankle arthropathy.},
  author={Michael S Pinzur and Timothy P Noonan},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={
          545-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis with retrograde intramedullary nailing has gained acceptance as a salvage procedure for a multitude of ankle and hindfoot disorders and is frequently used in Charcot arthropathy of the ankle. Because of the severe osteopenia often associated with Charcot arthropathy of the ankle, an area of stress concentration leading to stress fracture at the proximal aspect of the nail has been identified. METHODS To determine if this potential complication can be… CONTINUE READING
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