Author(s): Clare MP, Sanders RW
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Abstract The anatomic compression arthrodesis technique with anterior plate augmentation is an effective technique that results in a high union rate, improved functional outcome, and an acceptable complication rate. This technique can be used for both primary ankle arthrodesis and salvage cases with significant bone loss. The authors believe the anterior plate is a useful complement to standard multiplanar screw fixation, and the increased rigidity provided by the anterior plate effectively counters forces, particularly in the sagittal plane, that may otherwise lead to failure of multiplanar screw constructs. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Foot Ankle Clin
and referenced in Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research