Talonavicular arthrodesis for isolated arthrosis: 9.5-year results and gait analysis

G. R. Fogel, Y. Katoh, J. A. Rand, E. Y.S.S. Chao

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Eleven patients who were treated for talonavicular arthrosis with a talonavicular arthrodesis between 1961 and 1979 at the Mayo Clinic have been reviewed. Follow-up from surgery ranged from 2.5 to 21 years with a mean of 9.5 years. Clinical, radiographic, and gait analyses were obtained. All patients had satisfactory pain relief, but all noted difficutly in ambulanting on irregular ground. Three patients had roentgenographic evidence of arthrosis affecting other tarsal joints that had not been involved before arthrodesis. Gait analysis revealed decreased terminal stance-phase plantarflexion and pronounced reduction of subtalar motion. Talonavicular arthrodesis does give predictable union and patient satisfaction but results in limitation of subtalar motion and loss of stance-phase plantarflexion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
JournalFoot and Ankle
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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