Tips, Quips, and Pearls| Volume 49, ISSUE 2, P205-207, March 2010

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The Use of a Femoral Distractor to Aid Distal Tibial Resection During Total Ankle Arthroplasty


      Distal tibial resection during total ankle arthroplasty can be time consuming and presents a technical challenge. We recommend the use of a femoral distractor to assist with this specific part of the operation. We describe the technique below and have now adopted it as a commonplace stage in our ankle replacements.


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