Minimally invasive distraction technique for prone posterior ankle and subtalar arthroscopy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Prone ankle and subtalar arthroscopy is challenging in part due to the limited working space in these joints. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients undergoing prone posterior arthroscopy with a novel skeletal traction method were reviewed and the technique detailed. RESULTS: No complications were observed in 14 patients treated with a minimally invasive skeletal traction technique for prone ankle and subtalar arthroscopy and 38 patients treated with the same traction device during supine ankle arthroscopy. CONCLUSION: Minimally invasive skeletal traction can be used safely for prone posterior ankle and subtalar arthroscopy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Beals, TC; Junko, JT; Amendola, A; Nickisch, F; Saltzman, CL

Published Date

  • April 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 316 - 319

PubMed ID

  • 20371018

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-1007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3113/FAI.2010.0316


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States