Triple Arthrodesis

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This surgical procedure is used to help relieve pain in the ankle joint and correct deformities in the hindfoot caused by injury, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the three main joints in the hindfoot that allow side-to-side movement - the calcaneo-cuboid, talonavicular, and subtalar joints.

What is a triple arthrodesis?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a triple arthrodesis, 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.