Arthroscopic Posterior Subtalar Arthrodesis: Surgical Technique

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Abstract

Surgical fusion of the subtalar joint is a procedure indicated to alleviate pain of subtalar origin, such as in post-traumatic osteoarthritis, adult-acquired flatfoot deformity, and other disorders. Open subtalar arthrodesis has been performed with predictable results, but concerns exist regarding injury to proprioception and local vascularity due to wide surgical dissection. Minimally invasive techniques try to improve results by avoiding these issues but have a reputation for being technically demanding. We describe the surgical technique for arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis, which has proved to be a safe and reliable technique in our experience, with consistent improvements in American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society scores.

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Vilá y Rico, J., Ojeda Thies, C., & Parra Sanchez, G. (2016). Arthroscopic Posterior Subtalar Arthrodesis: Surgical Technique. Arthroscopy Techniques, 5(1), e85–e88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2015.10.009

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