Ankle arthrodesis using a retrograde intramedullary rod with fins for
highly destructive joints in elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis:
A report of two cases
Here we present two cases in older adult patients with highly
destructive changes in ankle joints (Larsen Grade IV) and who underwent
retrograde intramedullary nail fixation with fins. In both patients,
bony union was achieved, full weight-bearing was attained 3 months after
surgery and good functional outcome was acquired.