Distraction Subtalar Arthrodesis

J. Benjamin Jackson, Lance Jacobson, Rahul Banerjee, Florian Nickisch

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There is a high potential for disability following calcaneal fracture. This potential exists whether a patient is treated with conservative or operative management. Subfibular impingement and irritation of the peroneal tendon and sural nerve may also be present. Posttraumatic arthritis of the subtalar joint can occur. In patients with symptomatic calcaneal malunion, systematic evaluation is required to determine the source of pain. Nonsurgical treatment may be effective. One surgical treatment option is subtalar distraction arthrodesis. High rates of successful arthrodesis and patient satisfaction have been reported with this surgical option in correctly selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-351
Number of pages17
JournalFoot and Ankle Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Arthritis
  • Arthrodesis
  • Calcaneus
  • Distraction
  • Fracture
  • Malunion
  • Osteotomy
  • Subtalar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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