[Subtalar arthrodesis through single medial approach in the treatment of acquired, fixed flatfoot deformity--preliminary report].Chir Narzadow Ruchu Ortop Pol. 2009 Jul-Aug; 74(4):220-3.CN
Authors presented the results of subtalar and in some cases talonavicular arthrodesis through single medial approach in the treatment of fixed planovalgus foot deformity. The procedure was performed in 15 feet with fixed hindfoot valgus deformity. In all cases, after achieving correct position, internal fixation of the subtalar and talonavicular joints was done with single, canulated, compressive screw 6.5 and 4.5 mm (Unima, Eos) respectively. Solid fusion was achieved within 8 to 12 weeks after surgery. Arthrodesis of the subtalar and talonavicular joints through a medial approach is usefull procedure in achieving correction and fusion of these joints while avoiding soft tissues healing problems often encountered with traditional lateral approaches.