Supramalleolar osteotomy with a hexapod type external fixator for the treatment of ankle joint three planar deformity: Case report
Bekir Murat Çınar, Ümit Özgür Güler
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Başkent University Adana Turgut Noyan Application and Research Center, Adana, Turkey
Keywords: Ankle deformity, external fixator, hexapod, osteotomy
The varus ankle deformity can lead to osteoarthritis; therefore, numerous supramalleolar tibia osteotomy techniques are described to correct this deformity. Many of these techniques are more suitable for uniplanar ankle deformity. Particularly, if there are multiplane ankle deformities, the use of the six-axis deformity correction system may be successful in solving the problems which may occur during the correction. In this article, we report two cases of three plane deformities of ankle joint due to trauma sequelae, which were treated with supramalleolar osteotomy using a hexapod fixator which is called the Smart Correction Frame®.
Citation: Çınar BM, Güler ÜÖ. Supramalleolar osteotomy with a hexapod type external fixator for the treatment of ankle joint three planar deformity: Case report. Jt Dis Relat Surg 2020;31(2):372-376.
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The authors would like to express sincere thanks to the patients who stood tough and trusted us during the entire management period.