ISSN 2398-2942      

Arthrodesis: intertarsal

icanis
Contributor(s):

Rob Pettitt

Synonym(s): Calcaneoquartal arthrodesis


Introduction

  • To fuse selected intertarsal joints, thus preventing painful movement.
  • Pin and tension band wire, or bone plate techniques.
  • Excellent prognosis.

Uses

  • Subluxation of proximal intertarsal joint (overweight, middle-aged Shetland Sheepdog and Collie) - pin and tension band wire technique.
  • Traumatic luxation of calcaneoquartal joint or talocentral joint - bone plate technique.
  • Chronic progressive plantigrade stance/hyperextension of intertarsal joints.
  • See also arthrodesis overview Arthrodesis: overview.

Advantages

  • Relief of pain.
  • Resolution of lameness.

Disadvantages

  • Technical difficulty of surgery.
  • Implant associated failure.
  • Plantar necrosis associated with medial plating.
  • Management of support splint post surgery.

Requirements

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Preparation

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Procedure

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Aftercare

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Outcomes

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Prognosis

  • Excellent - little functional disability.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Barnes D C, Knudsen C S, Gosling M et al (2008) Complications of lateral plate fixation compared with tension band wiring and pin or lag screw fixation for calcaneoquartal arthrodesis. Treatment of proximal intertarsal subluxation occurring secondary to non-traumatic plantar tarsal ligament disruption in dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 26 (6), 445-52 PubMed.
  • Roch S P, Clements D N, Mitchell R A et al (2008) Complications following tarsal arthrodesis using bone plate fixation in dogsJSAP 49 (3), 117-126 PubMed.
  • Dyce J, Whitelock R G, Robinson K V et al (1998) Arthrodesis of the tarsometatarsal joint using a laterally applied plate in 10 dogs. JSAP 39 (1), 19-22 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Piermattei D L & Johnson K A (2004)An Atlas of Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog and Cat.Saunders.
  • Slatter D (2003)Textbook of Small Animal Surgery.3rd edn. Saunders.
  • Denny H & Butterworth S (2000)A Guide to Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery.Wiley-Blackwell.

Related Images

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We have an ever growing content library on Vetlexicon so if you ever find we haven't covered something that you need please fill in the form below and let us know!