The arthroscopic assisted ankle arthrodesis (AAAA) is a minimally invasive procedure for end-stage ankle arthritis with numerous benefits like faster time of union, insignificant blood loss, less morbidity, less infection rate, and less soft tissue complications.
Ankle arthrodesis is an accepted treatment for patients with advanced disabling tibiotalar arthritis, mostly in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, and posttraumatic arthritis. No detailed reports have been published regarding the use of arthroscopy for the treatment of the end-stage hemophilic ankle.
- Posttraumatic and primary Arthrosis
- Neuromuscular deformity
- Revision of Failed Ankle Arthrodesis
- Failed Total Ankle Replacement
- Avascular Necrosis of theTalus (requiring tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis)
- Neuroarthropathy (Charcot)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis with severe deformity
Risks Associated with Ankle Arthrodesis
While many people in good health avoid complications during ankle arthrodesis, complications can occur. Risks associated with ankle fusion include:
- Reduced ankle range of motion.
- Nerve damage.
- Blood clots.
- Bones that do not join properly.
- Arthritis in nearby joints.