Retrograde Nail for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis as a Limb Salvage Procedure for Open Distal Tibia and Talus Fractures with Severe Bone Loss -…

Abstract: The treatment of complex fractures of the distal tibia, ankle, and talus with soft tissue damage, bone loss, and nonreconstructable joints for which the optimal timing for reduction and fixation has been missed is challenging. In such cases primary arthrodesis might be a treatment option. We report a series of multi-injured patients with severe soft tissue damage and bone loss, who were treated with a retrograde tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis nail as a minimally invasive treatment option for limb salvage.

Abstract: The treatment of complex fractures of the distal tibia, ankle, and talus with soft tissue damage, bone loss, and nonreconstructable joints for which the optimal timing for reduction and fixation has been missed is challenging. In such cases primary arthrodesis might be a treatment option. We report a series of multi-injured patients with severe soft tissue damage and bone loss, who were treated with a retrograde tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis nail as a minimally invasive treatment option for limb salvage.

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Retrograde Nail for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis as a Limb Salvage Procedure for Open Distal Tibia and Talus Fractures with Severe Bone Loss -…