Ankle fusion for degenerative arthritis secondary to the collagen diseases.

@article{Wagner1982AnkleFF,
  title={Ankle fusion for degenerative arthritis secondary to the collagen diseases.},
  author={Fred W. Wagner},
  journal={Foot & ankle},
  year={1982},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={24-31}
}
This study reviews the arthritis clinic population of Rancho Los Amigos and a private practice limited to foot and ankle to determine the number of ankle fusions performed for collagen diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis was found to be the most common disease with ankle involvement severe enough to require fusion. From 8020 clinic visits in a 2-year period there were 61 total hip replacements, 56 total knee replacements, and no total ankle replacements. Three ankle fusions were performed. In a… CONTINUE READING