Journal article

An Anatomical Study Comparing Two Surgical Approaches for Isolated Talonavicular Arthrodesis

Zoe Higgs, Bilal Jamal, Quentin A Fogg, C Senthil Kumar

FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Two operative approaches are commonly used for isolated talonavicular arthrodesis: the medial and the dorsal approach. It is recognized that access to the lateral aspect of the talonavicular joint can be limited when using the medial approach, and it is our experience that using the dorsal approach addresses this issue. We performed an anatomical study using cadaver specimens, to compare the amount of articular surface that can be accessed by each operative approach. METHODS: Medial and dorsal approaches to the talonavicular joint were performed on each of 11 cadaveric specimens (10 fresh frozen, 1 embalmed). Distraction of the joint was performed as used intraoperatively and the..

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