Perceived risk factors for nonunion following foot and ankle arthrodesis.

  title={Perceived risk factors for nonunion following foot and ankle arthrodesis.},
  author={Gowreeson Thevendran and Kalpesh S Shah and Stephen J. Pinney and Alastair Younger},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic surgery},
  volume={25 1},
BACKGROUND A major complication of foot and ankle arthrodesis is nonunion, which occurs in approximately 12% of cases. Various factors influence a patient's risk for nonunion following foot and ankle arthrodesis. We surveyed international foot and ankle surgeons to determine (1) risk factors perceived most important for nonunion, (2) factors considered absolute contraindications for arthrodesis, and (3) differences among expert groups regarding perceived risk factors and their stratification… CONTINUE READING

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