Post-Traumatic Periprosthetic Tibial and Fibular Fracture After Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Case Report

Amanda K. Brock, Eric W. Tan, Babar Shafiq

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Abstract

Periprosthetic fractures after total ankle arthroplasty are uncommon, with most cases occurring intraoperatively. We describe a post-traumatic periprosthetic fracture of the distal tibia and fibula after total ankle arthroplasty that was treated with minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis. It is important for orthopedic surgeons not only to recognize the risk factors for postoperative periprosthetic total ankle arthroplasty fractures, but also to be familiar with the treatment options available to maximize function and minimize complications. The design of the tibial prosthesis and surgical techniques required to prepare the ankle joint for implantation are important areas of future research to limit the risk of periprosthetic fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-200
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis
  • periprosthetic fracture
  • prosthetic design
  • total ankle arthroplasty
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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