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Foot & Ankle

Arthrodesis of the ankle in the presence of a large deformity in the coronal plane

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A consecutive series of 23 patients (25 ankles) with osteoarthritis of the ankle and severe varus or valgus deformity were treated by open arthrodesis using compression screws. Primary union was achieved in 24 ankles one required further surgery to obtain a solid fusion. The high level of satisfaction in this group of patients reinforces the view that open arthrodesis, as opposed to ankle replacement or arthroscopic arthrodesis, continues to be the treatment of choice when there is severe varus or valgus deformity associated with the arthritis.

Correspondence should be sent to Mr P. L. R. Wood; e-mail: peter.wood@wwl.nhs.uk

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