RHEUMATOLOGY

Total Ankle Replacement

Apr 18, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Total Ankle Replacement

Abstract Selection of the treatment approach for ankle arthritis should not be the surgeon’s decision alone. Many patients recognize the potential problems with ankle arthrodesis, the inherent stiffness, the limitation…

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Triple Arthrodesis

Apr 18, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Triple Arthrodesis

Abstract In a triple arthrodesis , the subtalar, talonavicular (TN), and calcaneocuboid (CC) joints are included in the surgical fusion. A trend emerging over the past few years has been…

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Tibiotalocalcaneal and Pantalar Arthrodesis

Apr 18, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Tibiotalocalcaneal and Pantalar Arthrodesis

Abstract Whenever possible, it is preferable to perform a tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis instead of a pantalar arthrodesis. Including the transverse tarsal joint in the arthrodesis, which results in far more…

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Arthrodesis of the Tarsometatarsal Joint

Apr 18, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Arthrodesis of the Tarsometatarsal Joint

Abstract Arthrodesis of the tarsometatarsal (TMT) joint is performed for treatment of arthritis of variable extent with or without deformity, in the setting of idiopathic osteoarthritis or posttraumatic or inflammatory…

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Subtalar Arthrodesis

Apr 18, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Subtalar Arthrodesis

Abstract The indications for subtalar arthrodesis are broad and include arthritis and deformities. Specific problems amenable to management by this method are calcaneus fracture, isolated traumatic subtalar arthritis, middle facet…

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Ankle Arthrodesis

Apr 18, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Ankle Arthrodesis

Abstract Ankle arthrodesis remains a very effective and reliable treatment method for ankle arthritis. In patients with minimal deformity, poor skin quality, or at risk for wound complications, the ability…

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Revision Total Ankle Replacement

Apr 18, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Revision Total Ankle Replacement

Abstract Over the past decade, a resurgence of interest in total ankle replacement (TAR) has emerged, largely as a consequence of an improved understanding of ankle kinematics, better implant designs,…

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Osteotomy of the Tibia and Fibula

Apr 18, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Osteotomy of the Tibia and Fibula

Abstract Indications for the supramalleolar osteotomy are numerous and include correction of deformity, joint preservation, and as a staged procedure that leads up to other operations, including total ankle replacement…

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