Arthroscopic Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis with Intramedullary Nail with Fins: A Case Series

Abstract: Arthroscopic arthrodesis of the ankle has several advantages compared with open arthrodesis, including a smaller skin incision, less damage to the soft tissue around the joint, a lower risk of skin necrosis and infection, a lower incidence of postoperative infection and swelling, and better preservation of the contour of the surface of the joint, which maintains a larger contact area between the talus and tibia. We successfully performed arthroscopic arthrodesis of the tibiotalocalcaneal joints with intramedullary nails with fins in 9 ankles of 8 patients.

Abstract: Arthroscopic arthrodesis of the ankle has several advantages compared with open arthrodesis, including a smaller skin incision, less damage to the soft tissue around the joint, a lower risk of skin necrosis and infection, a lower incidence of postoperative infection and swelling, and better preservation of the contour of the surface of the joint, which maintains a larger contact area between the talus and tibia. We successfully performed arthroscopic arthrodesis of the tibiotalocalcaneal joints with intramedullary nails with fins in 9 ankles of 8 patients.

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Arthroscopic Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis with Intramedullary Nail with Fins: A Case Series