Fibular nail/strut graft for hindfoot fusion

Academic Article


  • Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is a salvage procedure for end state pathologies of the hindfoot. Cases of primary failure can be a management challenge especially in failed intramedullary nail fixation. Inlay fibula strut grafting can be useful in such settings; however, many surgeons consider it a challenging approach. We describe our simplified approach for achieving successful fibula inlay strut grafting for hindfoot fusion. Using this approach, we achieved radiographic union in 81% (13/16) of hindfoot fusion revisions.
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  • Shah AB; Araoye I; Elattar O; Naranje SM
  • Start Page

  • 125
  • End Page

  • 127
  • Volume

  • 33
  • Issue

  • 2