Isolated talonavicular arthrodesis for talonavicular arthritis

Citation
Ch. Chen et al., Isolated talonavicular arthrodesis for talonavicular arthritis, FOOT ANKL I, 22(8), 2001, pp. 633-636
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL
ISSN journal
1071-1007 → ACNP
Volume
22
Issue
8
Year of publication
2001
Pages
633 - 636
Database
ISI
SICI code
1071-1007(200108)22:8<633:ITAFTA>2.0.ZU;2-L
Abstract
We have reviewed a single surgeon's experience with isolated talonavicular fusion in 16 patients with talonavicular arthritis. Fixation was either by staples or screws. Fifteen solid unions were achieved in the 16 patients wh o were followed (mean: 51 months). The average Ankle-Hindfoot Scale improve d from 77.2 preoperatively to 92.9 postoperatively (p < 0.001). Subjectivel y, 15 patients were satisfied and one patient dissatisfied with the results . Further osteoarthritis in the adjacent joints was noted in five patients. We concluded that isolated talonavicular fusion is an effective method of treatment of talonavicular arthritis regarding pain relief and functional i mprovement. Though osteoarthritis was found in some adjacent joints postope ratively, the results were still satisfactory.