Long-term results following ankle arthrodesis for post-traumatic arthritis.

@article{Coester2001LongtermRF,
  title={Long-term results following ankle arthrodesis for post-traumatic arthritis.},
  author={Lisa M Coester and Charles L. Saltzman and Jochen Leupold and W Pontarelli},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2001},
  volume={83-A 2},
  pages={
          219-28
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ankle arthrodesis is considered by many to be the standard operative treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis; however, the long-term effect of ankle arthrodesis on other lower-extremity joints remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to perform a clinical and radiographic review to determine the effect of ankle arthrodesis on the development of osteoarthritis in other lower-extremity joints. METHODS Twenty-three patients who had had an isolated ankle arthrodesis for… CONTINUE READING
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