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Arthrodesis: tarsus - overview

Contributor(s): Sorrel Langley-Hobbs

Introduction

  • To fuse the tarsus or one of its component joints preventing painful movement.
  • techniques: panarthrodesis (all component joints); selective arthrodesis (specific component joints).
  • See arthrodesis overview Arthrodesis: overview , for all details except technique.

Uses

Advantages

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Varies - depends on what type of trauma, joint(s) involved and intended function - (guarded to good).

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 dogs. JSAP 49 (3), 117-126 PubMed.
  • Doverspike M, Vasseur P B (1991) Clinical findings and complications after talocrural arthrodesis in dogs - Experience with six cases. JAAHA 27 (5), 553-559 PubMed.
  • Gorse M J, Earley T D, Aron D N (1991) Tarsocrural arthrodesis - long term functional results. JAAHA 27 (2), 231-235 VetMedResource.


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