J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2021 Mar;25(1):50-53. 10.14193/jkfas.2021.25.1.50.

Interpositional Arthroplasty Using Tibialis Anterior Tendon for Talonavicular Arthritis after Ankle Arthrodesis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea
  • 2Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea

Abstract

Ankle arthrodesis has been used frequently for end-stage ankle arthritis that does not respond to conservative treatment. On the other hand, there are concerns regarding the degenerative changes to the adjacent joint, such as the subtalar or talonavicular joint, due to the altered biomechanics after the loss of ankle motion. Because the arthrodesis for these midtarsal joints may overload stress on another contiguous joint, a salvage procedure should be considered rather than joint sacrificing. This paper reports a case of talonavicular arthritis after malunited ankle arthrodesis that was treated with interpositional arthroplasty using the tibialis anterior tendon.

Keyword

Tarsal joints; Arthritis; Arthroplasty; Tendons
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