Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with an intramedullary device

Foot Ankle Int. 1994 Dec;15(12):669-73. doi: 10.1177/107110079401501208.


An intramedullary fixation device was devised by the senior author (K.A.J.) to use in conjunction with a previously described method for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. Satisfactory results were obtained in approximately 87% of the initial 30 patients; union was radiographically or clinically evident in all but two patients. Many of these patients had been offered or were considering below the knee amputation; only two ultimately chose this reconstructive option at a follow-up that ranged from 4 to 27 months.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthrodesis / instrumentation*
  • Arthrodesis / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internal Fixators*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Measurement
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prognosis
  • Subtalar Joint / physiopathology
  • Subtalar Joint / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome