Temporary Cementation in Total Ankle Arthroplasty

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Abstract

Total ankle arthroplasty can be technically demanding in patients with poor bone quality. In bone fragile patients, the use of a temporary cementation technique (“biocementation”) can assist in providing a stable, secure implant interface with native bone that is of poor quality. I report the short-term results of 9 ankles (7 consecutive patients) undergoing total ankle replacement with temporary cementation using a slowly resorbable injectable bone graft substitute composed of 75% calcium sulfate and 25% calcium phosphate.

Level of Clinical Evidence: 4

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