Medial malleolar osteotomy for the correction of varus deformity during total ankle arthroplasty: results in 15 ankles.

@article{Doets2008MedialMO,
  title={Medial malleolar osteotomy for the correction of varus deformity during total ankle arthroplasty: results in 15 ankles.},
  author={H. Cornelis Doets and Laurens W van der Plaat and Joannes P Klein},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={171-7}
}
BACKGROUND Preoperative deformity in the frontal plane in the arthritic ankle is a risk factor for failure after total ankle arthroplasty. Medial malleolar lengthening osteotomy was developed to correct varus malalignment. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1998 to 2005 total ankle arthroplasty combined with medial malleolar lengthening osteotomy was done in 15 ankles (13 patients) with a mean preoperative varus deformity of 14.9 (SD, 7.8) degrees. Diagnosis was arthritis with instability in 11… CONTINUE READING

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