Calcaneocuboid joint arthrodesis involves the fusion of the cuboid and calcaneus bones. They are fused together with metal plates, pins, or screws.
Also Known As:
- Calcaneocuboid joint fusion
- Foot joint arthrodesis
- Orthopedic surgery
- Heel surgery
Conditions Treated with Calcaneocuboid Joint Arthrodesis:
Calcaneocuboid joint arthrodesis is utilized to relieve foot pain or to correct misalignment of the calcaneocuboid joint. The procedure can also be used to treat a flatfoot deformity or arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis of the foot.
Non-surgical alternatives may be used prior to calcaneocuboid joint arthrodesis. These alternatives include pain medication, strength training, physical therapy, or steroid injections. Using custom orthotics, walking aids, or foot braces are also alternatives. Calcaneocuboid joint arthroplasty and foot fusion are surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Calcaneocuboid Joint Arthrodesis:
Calcaneocuboid joint arthrodesis is typically performed under local anesthesia and sedation. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used.
Potential Complications from Calcaneocuboid Joint Arthrodesis:
The potential complications of calcaneocuboid joint arthrodesis include bleeding, infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. Other possible risks include blood clotting, failed fusion and arthritis in nearby joints. Some patients experience reduced mobility following the procedure.
Prognosis after Calcaneocuboid Joint Arthrodesis:
The prognosis for a positive end result following calcaneocuboid joint arthrodesis is good. In fact, joint pain is relieved for most patients.
Recovery from Calcaneocuboid Joint Arthrodesis:
The total recovery time for calcaneocuboid joint arthrodesis is eight to 12 weeks.