Special FocusOpen Ankle Arthrodesis: Transfibular ApproachSripanich, Yantarat MD*; Steadman, Jesse BS*; Valderrabano, Victor MD, PhD†; Barg, Alexej MD*Author Information *Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT †SWISS ORTHO CENTER, Schmerzklinik Basel, Swiss Medical Network, Basel, Switzerland The authors declare no conflict of interest. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Alexej Barg, MD, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108. E-mail: [email protected]. Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: March 2020 - Volume 19 - Issue 1 - p 26-36 doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000260 Buy Metrics Abstract Ankle arthrodesis is a well-established surgical treatment for patients suffering from end-stage ankle osteoarthritis. This procedure can be executed by surgeons through various techniques. Among these methods is the open transfibular approach, which is utilized by the senior author as a routine procedure to treat the degenerative articulation. Outcomes of primary open ankle arthrodesis operations and cases necessitating a revision following a primary procedure were assessed through retrospective data and collective experience and were found to be similar to comparable postoperative complication rates. Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level IV. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.