Sunday, May 19, 2024

Ertl Procedure

Doug Jack

Thanks for the responses albeit few.

I had a response to check the Ertl website however only Dr. Ertl is listed as a qualified surgeon. Perhaps issues with someone who is maintaining the website…

I also discussed the Ertl procedure with a well respected colleague who suggested very few if any perform the actual procedure. Most do a “modified Ertl procedure”. Apparently some aspects of the surgery are difficult so rather than do them a surgeon may choose to modify/simplify as needed? He did not have good outcomes with the surgeon who did a modified Ertl procedure. Had better results with the conventional amputation side. Patient was apparently bilateral.

Another questioned the procedure entirely siting problems with a varus tibial growth post surgically. (No details. Can I assume it was youngster who was still

Doug Jack CPO
Northern Care, Inc.

Doug Jack CPO
Northern Care, Inc.


Get unlimited access!

Join EDGE ADVANTAGE and unlock The O&P EDGE's vast library of archived content.


Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.

The O&P EDGE Magazine
Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?