Patient Case History: Ayaka

Ankle distraction for arthritis and AVN of talus


Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
She sustained a dislocation of the talus and subsequently developed pain and avascular necrosis of the talus.


After ankle distraction, pressure was removed from the talus allowing it to regenerate.


Ankle motion is encouraged while in the frame. Several weeks into the distraction, one can see signs of osteopenia and revascularization of the talus and the absence of collapse.


Six months after frame removal, there is no collapse of the talus and an improved ankle joint space.

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