Use of a trabecular metal implant in ankle arthrodesis after failed total ankle replacement

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Patients and methods 13 patients with a migrated or loose total ankle implant underwent arthrodesis with the use of a retrograde intramedullary nail through a trabecular metal Tibial Cone. The mean follow-up time was 1.4 (0.6-3.4) years. Results At the last examination, 7 patients were pain-free, while 5 had some residual pain but were satisfied with the procedure. 1 patient was dissatisfied and experienced pain and swelling when walking. The implant-bone interfaces showed no radiographic zones or gaps in any patient, indicating union. Interpretation The method is a new way of simplifying and overcoming some of the problems of performing arthrodesis after failed total ankle replacement.


  • Anders Henricson
  • Urban Rydholm
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  • Orthopedics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-747
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch