Ilizarov ankle arthrodesis.

  title={Ilizarov ankle arthrodesis.},
  author={E. E. Johnson and J B Weltmer and George J. Lian and Andrea Cracchiolo},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Six consecutive patients, four with failed infected ankle fusions and two with posttraumatic degenerative ankle arthritis, were treated by monofocal compression arthrodesis using the Ilizarov external fixator. The average age was 48 years (range, 33-74 years). The average preoperative duration after failed infected ankle fusion was 18 months and for posttraumatic arthritis after fracture, 23 months. Infected failed pseudarthroses had significant fixed valgus deformity of the foot, bilateral… CONTINUE READING