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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 549109, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/549109
Case Report

Reconstructive Osteotomy for Ankle Malunion Improves Patient Satisfaction and Function

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Osaka General Hospital, West Japan Railway Company, Japan
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ogikubo Hospital, Japan

Received 18 January 2015; Revised 3 April 2015; Accepted 13 April 2015

Academic Editor: Ali F. Ozer

Copyright © 2015 Fumiaki Inori et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Treatment of chronic symptoms caused by a malunion is a difficult problem in orthopedic surgery. We encountered a case of ankle malunion at our hospital about 1 year after the first operation. The patient had been unable to walk with weight-bearing but regained the ability to walk after reconstructive osteotomy of the fibula. Functional scores for the foot and ankle were significantly improved after intervention. Reconstructive osteotomy appears to represent a good option for ankle malunion.