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Foot Fusion

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Foot Fusion

What is Foot Fusion?

Foot fusion involves the permanent joining of the three major bones in the foot: talo-navicular, subtalar and calcaneal-cuboid. The bones are joined together with screws. 

Also Known As: 

  • Foot bone joining
  • Foot rheumatoid arthritis surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Foot arthrodesis
  • Triple arthrodesis
  • Foot joint fusion
  • Triple fusion 

Conditions Treated with Foot Fusion: 

Foot fusion is used in cases of foot injury, chronic sepsis, severe foot pain and arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the foot.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Foot Fusion:

Non-surgical alternatives to foot fusion include physical therapy, strength training, weight loss, pain medicine, anti-inflammatory steroid injections and the use of a foot brace, walking aid or shoe implants. Foot joint replacement is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Foot Fusion:

Foot fusion is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Foot Fusion:

Possible risks following foot fusion include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experienced reduced mobility and for the bones to fail to grow together.

Prognosis after Foot Fusion:

The prognosis for a positive end result following foot fusion is very good.

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