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Triple Arthrodesis eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: A triple arthrodesis consists of the surgical fusion of the talocalcaneal (TC), talonavicular (TN), and calcaneocuboid (CC) joints in the foot. The primary goals of a triple arthrodesis are to relieve pain from arthritic, deformed, or unstable joints. Other important goals are the correction of deformity and creation of a stable, balanced plantigrade foot.
Synonyms and related keywords: joint fusion, talocalcaneal joint, talonavicular joint, calcaneocuboid joint, TC joint, TN joint, CC joint, foot arthrodesis, foot joints, degenerative joint disease, DJD, degenerative arthritis, arthritis, foot arthritis, varus deformity of the foot, valgus deformity of the foot
Stephen M Schroeder, DPM, Enzo Sella, MD, Peter Blume, DPM, & Raymond O'Hara, DPM 2007

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Schroeder et al
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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