July 25, 2016
TORONTO — Most patients who underwent anterior ankle plating for arthrodesis achieved fusion based on quantitated CT studies, according to results presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting.
Carroll P. Jones, MD, and colleagues retrospectively identified 190 patients who underwent anterior plating during a 7-year period and evaluated 92 patients for their study. Patients underwent CT scan to evaluate fusion at a follow-up of at least 3 months postoperatively, according to researchers, and were compared with 51 patients who underwent crossed-screw fixation. Researchers also assessed American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society score, Foot Function Index score, subjective satisfaction rating and complications.