Complex Ankle Arthrodesis Using the Ilizarov Method Yields High Rate of Fusion
Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 07/16/2012
Fragomen AT et al. – Smokers should be warned of the high risk of nonunion and the authors recommend they quit smoking. The authors also recommend surgeons recognize the higher nonunion rate in patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy. The authors believe tibial lengthening should not be performed to enhance healing at the fusion site.