Arthrodesis standing technique to solve deformities and joint degeneration

Written by: Dr. Lorenzo Martínez García
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo


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

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Lorenzo Martínez García
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Martinez is a renowned specialist in Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Granada, specializing in Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca of Murcia. In over 40 years of experience in the profession he has not ceased to be formed, both at home and in hospitals in the rest of Europe, in order to get the best expertise and always give the best diagnosis and treatment to their patients. He has also been Professor of Traumatology at the University of Murcia. Throughout his career he has worked in various prestigious hospitals in the region of Murcia, and is currently Optional service Traumatology Hospital Mesa del Castillo.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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