Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with an intramedullary device.

  title={Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with an intramedullary device.},
  author={Todd A Kile and Richard E Donnelly and Janin Gehrke and Miriam Werner and Kathy A. Johnson},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  volume={15 12},
An intramedullary fixation device was devised by the senior author (K.A.J.) to use in conjunction with a previously described method for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. Satisfactory results were obtained in approximately 87% of the initial 30 patients; union was radiographically or clinically evident in all but two patients. Many of these patients had been offered or were considering below the knee amputation; only two ultimately chose this reconstructive option at a follow-up that ranged from… CONTINUE READING

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