However, in many cases, these injuries or surgeries can lead to post-traumatic osteoarthritis
Murugesh et al., "Global molecular changes in a tibial compression induced ACL rupture model of post-traumatic osteoarthritis
," Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2016.
The CALCAnail Orthopedic Arthrodesis Nail is indicated for subtalar arthrodesis in the treatment of patients with comminuted fractures of the calcaneus, post-traumatic osteoarthritis
and/or poor function resulting from calcaneal fracture sequelae, osteoarthritis of the posterior subtalar joint, or
(1) Recognised complications associated with this form of fixation occur in up to 15% of cases (2) and include; infection, loss of fixation, knee stiffness, post-traumatic osteoarthritis
, malunion, nonunion and irritation from hardware.
Risk factors for post-traumatic osteoarthritis
of the ankle: an eighteen year follow-up study.