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.
- Foot bone
- Foot rheumatoid
- Foot surgery
- Foot joint
- Triple fusion
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.
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
with Foot Fusion:
Foot fusion is performed under general anesthesia,
which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the
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
after Foot Fusion:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
foot fusion is very good.