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Early results of a novel technique: Hindfoot fusion in talus osteonecrosis prior to ankle arthroplasty: A case series

Devalia, Kailash, Ramaskandhan, Jayasree, Muthumayandi, Karthikeyan, Siddique, Malik (2015) Early results of a novel technique: Hindfoot fusion in talus osteonecrosis prior to ankle arthroplasty: A case series. The Foot, 25 (4). pp. 200-205. ISSN 0958-2592. (doi:10.1016/j.foot.2015.07.001) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57630)

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of a two staged approach of subtalar arthrodesis followed by TAR for patients with ankle arthritis and AVN talus.


Out of total 210 TARs performed at our institute; 7 patients underwent a two staged procedure between 2006 and 2010. All patients had over 3 years of follow up (except one). The clinical results were assessed using AOFAS, WOMAC, SF-36 and patient satisfaction scores.


The mean follow up was 3 years. There was significant improvement in AOFAS and WOMAC (pain and stiffness) from pre-op to 3 years post-op (P < 0.05). SF 36 scores improved from pre-op to 3 years post-op for 6/8 domains. 5 patients were satisfied at 3 years for overall surgical outcomes, 4 were satisfied with pain relief. Radiological signs of talar subsidence were noted in 2 patients at year 1. This did not progress at 3 years and did not deteriorate clinical outcome.


We recommend our two staged approach to deal with this difficult clinical problem. We believe this approach is safe for TAR surgery where talar vascularity and bone quality is questionable leading to reduced talar subsidence, ischaemic pain and improvement in longevity of TAR.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.foot.2015.07.001
Uncontrolled keywords: Avascular necrosis of talus; Osteonecrosis; Total ankle replacement; Ankle arthroplasty; Subtalar arthrodesis; Talar collapse; Talar subsidence
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Karthikeyan Muthumayandi
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 08:18 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 11:01 UTC
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