Desarthrodesis of ankle and subtalar stabilization with a flexible system

a functional surgical proposal

Keywords: Ankle joint, Subtalar joint/surgery, Joint instability/surgery, Arthrodesis, Arthroplasty, replacement, ankle, Treatment Outcome

Abstract

Patients who have undergone ankle arthrodesis frequently suffer from alterations in the adjacent joints and functional limitations. A 56-year-old female with a 22-year history of ankle arthrodesis underwent a conversion of ankle arthrodesis to total ankle replacement, followed by stabilization of the subtalar joint with a flexible system. The FAAM scale preoperative and eight-week postoperative scores were 39/100 and 88/100, respectively, and the SF-36 scale preoperative and eight-week postoperative scores were 37.52 and 73.61, respectively. In this case, ankle function was recovered after the conversion of ankle arthrodesis to total ankle replacement. With this technique, we obtained satisfactory functional results. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Study, Expert Opinion.

Published
30-04-2020
How to Cite
Guerrero-Forero, A. S., de la Torre, O. G., & Gómez-Carlín, L. A. (2020). Desarthrodesis of ankle and subtalar stabilization with a flexible system: a functional surgical proposal. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 14(1), 100-103. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2020.v14.1151