We are pleased to announce the free May/June full-length video from VJO. Please see “Total Ankle Arthroplasty in Varus Deformity” featuring H. Cornelis Doets, MD and Rob G.H.H. Nelissen, MD, PhD on www.vjortho.com home page.
Preoperative deformity in the frontal plane in the arthritic ankle is a risk factor for failure after total ankle arthroplasty. Medial malleolar lengthening osteotomy is an easy technique for the realignment of the varus ankle at the time of total ankle arthroplasty and serves as an alternative to medial ligament release or lateral ligament reconstruction. In this VJO video, Professors Doets and Nelisson of The Netherlands discuss the indications, contraindications and important considerations as the demonstrate the surgical technique of total ankle arthroplasty in varus deformity.