Advanced Learning Pathway: Ankle Arthrodesis

Learning Objectives of this Pathway:

  • Understand risks and potential pitfalls involved in ankle arthrodesis
  • Review and recognize the techniques available for ankle arthrodesis
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of the ankle arthrodesis

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Days 1-3:

Clinical Sessions:


Arthrodesis vs Arthroplasty of the Ankle

E-Book Chapters:

Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis

Surgical Techniques:


JFAS Articles:



The ACFAS learning pathways are a tool to be used by residency directors, fellowship directors and school faculty to aid with didactic learning during the COVID-19 crisis. They are not intended to replace a curriculum, but to supplement student and resident education during this time of need. The learning pathways are divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced categories. Pathways have been organized into specific topics that have a variety of educational materials from the ACFAS On Demand course content. They also include journal articles with links primarily from The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS).