Title: Surgical treatment of tarsal coalitions
Authors: De Vriese, L. ×
Dereymaeker, G.
Molenaers, Guy
Fabry, G. #
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Raven Press
Series Title: Journal of pediatric orthopaedics. Part B vol:3 issue:1 pages:96-101
Abstract: Summary: Twenty-nine patients with 39 tarsal coalitions were evaluated 1-10 years (average 3 years) after surgical treatment. Calcaneonavicular coalitions without secondary radiologic tarsal changes were scored as excellent or good results after excision and muscle interposition. Patients with secondary changes had slower rehabilitation, a higher recurrence rate, and a less favorable end result. Excision of talocalcaneal coalitions can provide good results, although, they are less predictable than calcaneonavicular coalitions. Most patients with a talocalcaneal coalition treated by excision and arthroeresis with a sinus tarsi spacer showed unsatisfactory early results because of severe tarsal pain. Long-term results after removal of the painful spacers were slightly better than those of patients not treated with spacers.
ISSN: 1060-152X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
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