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Background: Triple arthrodesis is the surgical fusion of the talonavicular, talocalcaneal, and calcaneocuboid joints of the foot. Joint surface preparation includes debridement, removal of cartilage, burring of subchondral bone, and fish scaling of the joint surfaces. The joints are then fused using screws. No inversion or eversion motion, only plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. Primary goals: abolish pain, correct underlying deformities, and restore a stable platform for ambulation. Indicated for severe arthritis, instability, and deformity that cannot be controlled with nonsurgical approaches. Purpose: To provide an overview of triple arthrodesis surgery and to report a case describing the specific outpatient physical therapy management strategies used following surgery.
Bernardoni, Nella, "Outpatient Physical Therapy Following Triple Arthrodesis Surgery: A Case Report" (2014). Case Report Posters. Poster 4.