Takedown of Ankle Arthrodesis With Insufficient Fibula: Surgical Technique and Intermediate-Term Follow-Up

Conversion of ankle arthrodesis to total ankle arthroplasty has recently gained popularity. However, technical challenges are present when treating patients without a sufficient fibular buttress. We describe a technique for restoration of an adequate fibular buttress using an iliac crest bone graft or malleolar relocation.

Conversion of ankle arthrodesis to total ankle arthroplasty has recently gained popularity. However, technical challenges are present when treating patients without a sufficient fibular buttress. We describe a technique for restoration of an adequate fibular buttress using an iliac crest bone graft or malleolar relocation.

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Takedown of Ankle Arthrodesis With Insufficient Fibula: Surgical Technique and Intermediate-Term Follow-Up