Outcome after foot and ankle deformity correction using circular external fixation

N. F. Elomrani, Ata George Kasis, John E Tis, M. Saleh

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Background: External fixation is the method of choice for correction of chronic severe foot and ankle deformities. We report our experience and outcomes of circular external fixation. Methods: Fifty-five patients (60 feet) were treated with circular external fixation. The mean age at surgery was 36 (range 16 to 65) years. The mean followup was 4.4 (range 1 to 10) years. The mean time spent in external fixation was 2.1 (range 1 to 12) months. Results: There were six excellent, 35 good, eight fair, and six poor results, five of which had below knee amputations. All the patients who had an amputation were treated for infected nonunion of the ankle. Conclusion: Circular external fixation was found to be an effective method for treating a variety of complex foot and ankle problems. The complications were more common in patients with infected nonunions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1027-1032
Number of pages6
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Volume26
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ankle
  • Deformity
  • Equinus
  • External Fixator
  • Foot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Outcome after foot and ankle deformity correction using circular external fixation. / Elomrani, N. F.; Kasis, Ata George; Tis, John E; Saleh, M.

In: Foot and Ankle International, Vol. 26, No. 12, 12.2005, p. 1027-1032.

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Elomrani, N. F. ; Kasis, Ata George ; Tis, John E ; Saleh, M. / Outcome after foot and ankle deformity correction using circular external fixation. In: Foot and Ankle International. 2005 ; Vol. 26, No. 12. pp. 1027-1032.
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