Category Archives: Procedures

Calcaneal Tongue-Type Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)

Calcaneal Tongue-Type Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation) Overview This procedure is used to correct a “tongue-type” fracture of the calcaneus (the heel bone). During this procedure, the surgeon stabilizes the bone with hardware to allow the bone to heal properly. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned and anesthesia is […]

Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy

Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy Overview This surgical procedure is used to modify the shape of the foot, creating an arch to correct the condition of pes planus (commonly called flat foot or fallen arch). Preparation In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned and anesthesia is administered. The surgeon creates an incision along the […]

Subtalar Fusion

Subtalar Fusion Overview This surgical procedure is used to help relieve pain in the joint beneath the ankle joint and correct deformities in the hindfoot caused by injury, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the calcaneus (the heel bone) to the talus, the bone that connects the foot to the ankle. Preparation The patient […]

Triple Arthrodesis

Triple Arthrodesis Overview This surgical procedure is used to help relieve pain in the ankle joint and correct deformities in the hindfoot caused by injury, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the three main joints in the hindfoot that allow side-to-side movement – the calcaneo-cuboid, talonavicular, and subtalar joints. Preparation The patient is positioned […]