Complications following arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis.

  title={Complications following arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis.},
  author={Lynn A Crosby and Tracey Yee and T S Formanek and Timothy C Fitzgibbons},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  volume={17 6},
Forty-two patients underwent an arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis utilizing a bi-framed distraction technique and demineralized bone matrix-bone marrow slurry as a graft substitute. The average follow-up was 27 months (range, 12-64 months). The overall complication rate was 55%, including three nonunions (7%), two fractures (4.8%), four pin site infections (9.5%), one deep infection, four hardware problems (9.5%), and four symptomatic painful subtalar joints (9.5%). Overall, 85% of patients were… CONTINUE READING

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