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Table 2 Stage adapted treatment of ankle joint infection

From: Posttraumatic severe infection of the ankle joint - long term results of the treatment with resection arthrodesis in 133 cases

Gächter stage Number of Patients Treatment
I = 0 II = 22 (14%) Bilateral arthrotomy, open wound treatment for one week before closure.
III-IV = 133 (86%) Distance arthrodesis and temporary filling with gentamicin beads. Autologous bone graft after 4 weeks.