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"The Chisel Test"-A useful operative, technique for determining adequate, compression during arthrodesis.
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PMID:  22017910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Healing of an arthrodesis occurs optimally when the prepared joint surfaces are held rigidly under compression [1]. We routinely use the "Chisel test" intra-operatively to determine whether we have achieved adequate compression and rigidity after fixation of our foot and ankle fusions. This previously un-reported technique uses tools already on hand when performing an arthrodesis and takes seconds to perform.
Authors:
Dishan Singh; Lee Parker; John Angel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1460-9584     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609647     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Surg     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 European Foot and Ankle Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Foot and Ankle Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP, United Kingdom.
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