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Posttraumatic arthrodesis of the subtalar joint--outcome in workers compensation and rates of non-union.
Hungerer, S; Trapp, O; Augat, P; Bühren, V;
Foot Ankle Surg. 2011; 17(4): 277-283.
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Augat Peter
Hungerer Sven

Abstract

Regardless of the simple surgical technique, the success of the subtalar arthrodesis is limited by the rate of non-unions of the arthrodesis. The functional outcome of workers compensation is known to be poorer compared to patients without pending litigation. The aim of this study was to quantify the rate of non-unions and to determine risk factors leading to failure of the osseous consolidation after arthrodesis of the subtalar joint. The outcome assessed is a general health assessment with the SF-36 questionnaire and more illness specific with the AOFAS hindfoot score. Secondly, the influence of the health insurance status of the patients with or without worker"s compensation on the outcome was tested.


Useful keywords (using NLM MeSH Indexing)

Arthrodesis*

Cohort Studies

Female

Humans

Male

Middle Aged

Questionnaires

Reoperation

Retrospective Studies

Risk Factors

Subtalar Joint/injuries*

Subtalar Joint/surgery*

Treatment Failure

Workers" Compensation