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Table 1 The indications and contraindications to double-strut fibula ankle arthrodesis surgery

From: Novel “double-strut” fibula ankle arthrodesis for large tumor-related bone defect of distal tibia

Indications Contraindications
1. Aggressive or malignant bone tumor of distal tibia, intracompartmental or extracompartmental 1. Tumor involving the crucial neurovascular tissue
2. Possibility of wide resection obtaining negative surgical margins 2. Intra-articular extension of the tumor
3. Tumor with ipsilateral fibula involvement
4. Tumor with large soft tissue mass hardly obtain a safe wide margin