Technique for Use of Trabecular Metal Spacers in Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis with Large Bony Defects

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Abstract

There are many causes of large bone defects in the tibiotalar joint that need to be definitively treated with a tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis. Some of the challenges of a large defect are its effect on leg length and the complications associated with trying to fill the defect with structural bone graft. We present an operative strategy involving the use of a trabecular metal implant, a TTC nail that utilized 2 forms of compression, and Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirator (RIA) autograft, to address limitations of previous operative approaches and reliably treat this operative challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-106
Number of pages11
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • ankle
  • bone defect
  • tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis
  • Trabecular Metal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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