Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3100
PEREDA CARDOSO, Osvaldo; VALDES DEL VALLE, Roberto y ZAYAS GUILLOT, Juan D. Use of biomaterials in ankle arthrodesis. Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 1999, vol.13, n.1-2, pp. 137-140. ISSN 1561-3100.
A casuistics of 16 patients who underwent ankle arthrodesis was presented. Porous coralline hydroxyapatite was used combined with the spongy autogenous graft in order to contribute to the rapid bone union, taking into account the proved osteoinductive and osteoconductive effect showed by this bioimplant. The bone fusion that was the object of the treatment was attained in 93.7% of the cases. No adverse reactions or rejection to the biomaterial was observed. It was demonstrated that the most important complication was represented by the failure of the fusion in a patient due to deep postsurgical sepsis in a limb with vascular insufficiency and diabetes mellitus as a base disease. The results were shown and analyzed in connection with the advantages of this bioimplant as a stimulant of bone consolidation. Its properties of non reabsorption, easy handling, sterilization and conservation were also dealth with.
Palabras llave : ARTHRODESIS [utilization]; ANKLE JOINT [surgery]; BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS [administration & dosage]; ARTICULATION DE LA CHEVILLE [chirurgie].