Technical guide: Transfibular ankle arthrodesis with fibular-onlay strut graft

Wenjay Sung, Robert M. Greenhagen, Kimberlee B. Hobizal, Patrick R. Burns, Dane K. Wukich

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A wide range of techniques have been described for ankle arthrodesis, and although all of these have been shown to provide stability, few have been shown to achieve a solid construct in patients at risk of nonunion. In this technical guide, we describe a modified transfibular approach to ankle arthrodesis that uses a fibular-onlay strut graft for use in patients at high risk for nonunion. In our experience, the technique has been effective and reliable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-570
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Bone
  • Fracture
  • Fusion
  • Medial malleolus
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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