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Revisional Subtalar Joint Fusions: What You Should Know

Mitzi L. Williams, DPM | 46,004 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/2009

When complications occur following subtalar joint fusion, surgeons may need to weigh revisional surgery options in order to correct the deformity. This author discusses common indications for revisional arthrodesis and offers step-by-step pearls to help ensure optimal outcomes.

   An isolated subtalar joint arthrodesis has proven over the years to be a successful procedure in the management of numerous hindfoot problems. Outside of an isolated fusion, a successful subtalar joint arthrodesis has been an integral component of a triple arthrodesis in hindfoot pathology.

Keys To Preventing Complications With Subtalar Joint Implants

Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Eugenia Malenkos, DPM | 39,380 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/2009

In order to reduce the risk of potential complications with subtalar joint implants, these authors offer salient tips on the diagnostic workup, an overview of the currently available implants and how to facilitate appropriate procedure selection.

Pertinent Insights On Total Joint Replacement Of The First MPJ

Eric Lullove, DPM | 10,893 reads | 0 comments | 07/26/2012

This author provides a step-by-step guide to performing total joint replacement of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) in a 62-year-old patient with painful stage IV hallux rigidus.

Keys To Intraoperative Positioning For Subtalar Joint Procedures

Kelley Wallin, DPM, and Donald Green, DPM, FACFAS | 11,263 reads | 0 comments | 04/23/2012

Subtalar joint arthrodesis and subtalar joint arthroereisis are widely used surgical procedures for eliminating motion or limiting excessive pronation at the subtalar joint.1-3

How To Perform An Isolated Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis

By Douglas K. Blacklidge, DPM | 49,584 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/2008

Isolated arthrodesis procedures for the hindfoot are an interesting and sometimes controversial topic for foot and ankle surgeons. Historically, when it came to most major rearfoot deformities and joint conditions, surgeons utilized the triple arthrodesis versus any isolated joint fusions of this complex. The thinking was that the subtalar, calcaneocuboid and talonavicular joints all function together to allow pronation and supination of the entire foot, so if one joint needed fusion, they all needed fusion.

Device Offers Unique Solution For Subtalar Joint Instability

Podiatry Today Staff | 6,704 reads | 1 comments | 07/23/2010

While there are various options for treating subtalar joint instability, one device reportedly offers unique angulation and placement that facilitate symptomatic relief and earlier weightbearing.

   James Bender, DPM, has performed over 300 procedures with the HyProCure sinus tarsi implant (GraMedica). Dr. Bender has been pleased with the results he has seen in patients of all age groups inclusive of his pediatric population.

Understanding The Biomechanics Of Subtalar Joint Arthroereisis

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 52,839 reads | 1 comments | 03/22/2011

Is a commonly utilized classification scheme for subtalar arthroereisis implants “biomechanically inaccurate and ambiguous”? With a thorough review of the literature, this author discusses kinematic and kinetic functions of the subtalar joint, and the biomechanical effects of the subtalar arthroereisis procedure.

Ignacio V. Ponseti, MD and Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS

Sharing Insights From The Bone And Joint Decade International Clubfoot Symposium

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 5,281 reads | 3 comments | 11/30/2009

I recently had the opportunity to represent the podiatric community at the Bone and Joint Decade Meeting’s International Clubfoot Symposium in Washington, D.C. This invitation-only symposium was arranged by the Ponseti International Association with a mission to establish a worldwide clubfoot directive. Health care professionals, parents of clubfoot patients, public health officials and non-profit organization representatives from all over the world attended.

What Do The IDSA MRSA Guidelines Recommend For Bone And Joint Infections?

Warren S. Joseph DPM FIDSA | 6,170 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/2011

For part two of this posting on the new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) guidelines, I would like to comment on some of the executive summary points made about MRSA bone and joint infections. I will use a similar format as before with posting the actual text and then adding my comments in italics.