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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    
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.
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    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 European Foot and Ankle Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Foot and Ankle Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP, United Kingdom.
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