Subtalar arthrodesis using interposition iliac crest bone graft after calcaneal fracture.


Journal Article

Fifteen consecutive patients with hindfoot pain after calcaneal fracture underwent subtalar arthrodesis using interposition iliac crest bone graft. Outcome and correction of calcaneal collapse were assessed before and after surgery with clinical examination, visual analogue scores, and standard x-rays while weightbearing. Eleven of the 15 patients were satisfied with the procedure. There were four failures due to transverse tarsal joint arthritis, overcorrection, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Radiographic examination revealed restoration of heel height, with 100% union rate of the arthrodesis. The described technique allows arthrodesis and correction of calcaneal collapse after calcaneal fracture.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Amendola, A; Lammens, P

Published Date

  • October 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 608 - 614

PubMed ID

  • 8908486

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8908486

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-1007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/107110079601701004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States