Arthroscopic versus Open Ankle Arthrodesis

Publication date: Available online 3 February 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jonathan Quayle, Roozbeh Shafafy, Muhammad Asim Khan, Koushik Ghosh, Anthony Sakellariou, Nikos Gougoulias It is thought that arthroscopic ankle fusion offers improved outcomes over open fusion in terms of functional outcomes, time to fusion, length of stay and fewer complications. However, there are doubts about whether correction of established severe deformity can be achieved using the arthroscopic approach. Methods A retrospective review of medical records and radiographs at our hospital identified consecutive tibio-talar ankle fusions between April 2009 and March 2014 with minimum 1 year follow up.

Publication date: Available online 3 February 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jonathan Quayle, Roozbeh Shafafy, Muhammad Asim Khan, Koushik Ghosh, Anthony Sakellariou, Nikos Gougoulias It is thought that arthroscopic ankle fusion offers improved outcomes over open fusion in terms of functional outcomes, time to fusion, length of stay and fewer complications. However, there are doubts about whether correction of established severe deformity can be achieved using the arthroscopic approach. Methods A retrospective review of medical records and radiographs at our hospital identified consecutive tibio-talar ankle fusions between April 2009 and March 2014 with minimum 1 year follow up.

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Arthroscopic versus Open Ankle Arthrodesis