Arthrodesis of Foot: what is
Standing arthrodesis is a surgical technique by which the fixing or osteosynthesis of two or more bones occurs to eliminate movement therebetween. Is the correction of the deformity by the fusion of the joint, eliminating the movement of the operated joint.
Cases and diseases that may favor the practice of foot arthrodesis
Arthrodesis standing practiced in the case of some kind of painful foot deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or congenital deformities are some of the diseases that lead experts in Traumatology to perform arthrodesis standing.
Preoperative, intervention and arthrodesis standing postoperatotio
Preoperative preparation involves thorough cleaning of the first metatarsal head and base of the first phalanx until the appearance of subchondral bone.
Arthrodesis surgery foot is performed under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis, and in most cases the patient can walk with post-surgical footwear after completion. You are not required hospitalization.
Postoperative pain is well controlled with oral medication. During this period the postoperative cures, radiographs necessary control and rehabilitation exercises are performed. Postoperative footwear worn for a period of 6 to 8 weeks until bone fusion and then the patient will be using sports shoes for a similar period.
Results arthrodesis standing
When the degeneration of articular cartilage does not make it possible to preserve preserve joint movement, it is a very useful intervention. Also if the joint is painful or cartilage are highly degenerate, because the technique will allow the patient to perform the same activity performed before surgery but without the pain caused by the friction of articular ends.Generally foot arthrodesis has a large percentage of very satisfactory results.
Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante