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Subtalar or Talonavicular Fusion (Arthrodesis)

​Why is this surgery re​​commended?

  • Align the foot and maintain joint stability
  • Treat severe foot deformities

What happens during t​he surgery?

Your child's surgeon will make a cut on the outside part of the foot.

Two foot bones (talus and navicular or talus and calcaneous) are fused together and screws or staples are inserted to maintain the position.

After the fusion there is less movement of the foot.

This surgery may affect growth of the foot and therefore, when possible, is avoided in young children.

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