Conversion of hindfoot intramedullary nail arthrodesis to total ankle arthroplasty: A case study

Authors

  • Timothy C. Ford, DPM Director, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency and Fellowship Program, Department of Orthopedics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Nicholas Laco, DPM Fellow, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Michael Sweeney, DPM Resident, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55067/jifaf.v1i10.31

Keywords:

ankle arthrodesis, ankle replacement, fusion conversion, hindfoot nail

Abstract

Ankle arthrodesis has long been the gold standard for ankle arthritis but issues such as adjacent joint arthritis, non-union, and malunion are common complications. Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has gained popularity with recent encouraging long-term results and conversion of ankle arthrodesis to arthroplasty is now being offered. This case study reports a total ankle arthroplasty conversion from a retrograde hindfoot intramedullary nail in a 25 year old female with a history of trauma and several operations. This case describes a rare instance for this particular procedure due to the arthrodesis performed by an intramedullary hindfoot nail complicated by malunion.

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2022-10-01

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Ford T, Laco N, Sweeney M. Conversion of hindfoot intramedullary nail arthrodesis to total ankle arthroplasty: A case study. J Int Foot Ankle [Internet]. 2022 Oct. 1 [cited 2022 Nov. 29];1(10). Available from: https://internationalfootankle.org/journal/index.php/JIFAF/article/view/31