• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Incision and Exposure
  • 3. Prepare Articular Surface
  • 4. Bone Grafting
  • 5. Subtalar Fusion
  • 6. Closure
  • 7. Discussion
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Subtalar Arthrodesis for Post-Traumatic Subtalar Arthritis

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Eitan M. Ingall, MD1; Ishaq O. Ibrahim, MD1; Akachimere C. Uzosike, MD1; Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD2
1 Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
2 Massachusetts General Hospital

Procedure Outline

  1. Skin Marking
  2. Sinus Tarsi Approach
  3. Identify and Retract Peroneal Tendons
  4. Identify Subtalar Joint
  1. Scrape Arthritic Cartilage
  2. Open Joint Space
  3. Perforate Subchondral Plate
  1. Identify Gerdy's Tubercle
  2. Harvest Graft
  3. Pack with Allograft
  4. Closure
  5. Add Autograft to Joint Space
  1. Drill Through Calcaneus
  2. Measure for Screw Length
  3. Insert Screw
  4. Repeat for 2nd Screw
  5. X-ray Confirmation