2017, Number 4
Ortho-tips 2017; 13 (4)
Ertl osteomyoplasty and insufficient residual limb wire fixation of the retrofoot: first case report in the literature
Hyun JH, Arce-Rosas JI, Martínez-Ruiz JJ, Argüelles-Alegría A
PDF size: 230.97 Kb.
ABSTRACTErtl’s osteomyopathy for the management of transtibial amputation is used to create a more functional residual limb, compared to the conventional Burgess technique. This is a 46-year-old male with a history of recurrent pressure ulcer, with a history of Boyd’s amputation (four years prior), following open reduction management and failed internal fixation due to traumatic forefoot injury. The objective is to communicate the clinical case with a patient who was treated with Ertl’s transtibial osteomyopathy and wire fixation. We conclude that Ertl osteomyopathy and fixation using wire is described for the first time in the literature, finding that it provides compression and support of the fragment. The technique is novel and functional, as it creates a tibioperoneal crosspiece that provides stability of the joint to sustain support.