Tarsometatarsal joint arthrodesis with trephine joint resection and dowel calcaneal bone graft

Author(s): Withey CJ, Murphy AL, Horner R

Abstract

Arthritis of the tarsometatarsal joints is a challenging problem to treat. It can cause chronic foot pain and functional disability. We present a surgical technique for tarsometatarsal joint arthrodesis using a trephine to resect the articular surfaces and a dowel plug of an autogenous calcaneal graft with locking plate fixation. The procedure has been shown to result in osseous fusion, and it is technically relatively simple to complete.

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