Triple arthrodesis involves the fusion of the talonavicular joint, calcaneocuboid and the talocalcaneal joint. It is commonly used as the last surgical option for management of arthritic painful flat foot, neurological unstable foot and in limb salvage procedures.
The surgical treatment can also be used to correct deformities and ensure a stable foot. Several long-term complications are associated with triple arthrodesis, thus it is recommended only after all other options have been exhausted. Discussing your foot and ankle conditions with Dr. Metaxas at length can determine if triple athrodesis is the best treatment option for your individual case.