Subtalar Fusion

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Subtalar Fusion

This surgical procedure is used to help relieve pain in the joint beneath the ankle joint and correct deformities in the hindfoot caused by injury, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the calcaneus (the heel bone) to the talus, the bone that connects the foot to the ankle.

What is a subtalar fusion?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a subtalar fusion, including preparation, accessing the ankle joint, fusing the joint, end of procedure and after care. The incision is closed with sutures or surgical staples. Weight should not be applied to the foot for at least six weeks after the surgery. Full recovery usually takes up to ten months.