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Ankle Arthrodesis
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc 2018;22:1-7
Published online March 15, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Foot and Ankle Society

Dong-Il Chun, Sung Hun Won

Department of Orthopedics, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Dong-Il Chun
Department of Orthopedics, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, 59 Daesagwan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04401, Korea
Tel: 82-2-709-9250, Fax: 82-2-710-3191, E-mail:
Received January 31, 2018; Revised February 24, 2018; Accepted February 26, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Ankle arthrodesis is a common and standard treatment for patients with end-stage ankle arthritis. The surgical goals of ankle arthrodesis are to obtain bony union between the tibia and talus with adequate alignment, and provide a pain-free plantigrade foot for weightbearing activities. To achieve successful fusion, the surgeon should closely examine the patient’s factors before surgery, particularly the following: adjacent arthritis and deformity, infection, avascular necrosis of talus, Charcot arthropathy, and rheumatoid arthritis. Recently, ankle arthroplasty has been reported to provide satisfactory clinical results. On the other hand, long-term follow-up results are still lacking, and considering the various complications of arthroplasty, ankle arthrodesis is still the primary surgical treatment for advanced arthritis of the ankle joint.
Keywords : Ankle, Arthrodesis

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