Keys To Intraoperative Positioning For Subtalar Joint Procedures

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Author(s): 
Kelley Wallin, DPM, and Donald Green, DPM, FACFAS

   Dr. Wallin is a second-year resident with the Scripps Mercy Kaiser Podiatric Residency Program at the Scripps Mercy Medical Center in San Diego.

   Dr. Green is the Residency Director of the Scripps Mercy Kaiser Podiatric Residency Program at the Scripps Mercy Medical Center in San Diego. He is a Clinical Professor at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University, and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Green is also a faculty member of the Podiatry Institute and has a private practice in San Diego.

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   Editor’s note: We encourage you to share your thoughts on this article. Please share your thoughts and comments at www.podiatrytoday.com or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/PodiatryToday.

   For further reading, see “Understanding The Biomechanics Of Subtalar Joint Arthroereisis” in the April 2011 issue of Podiatry Today, “How To Address Subtalar Joint Instability” in the May 2007 issue or “Assessing The Pros And Cons Of Subtalar Implants” in the May 2006 issue.

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