Medial Column Arthrodesis Using an Anatomic Distal Fibular Locking Plate.

The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

PubMedID: 24998041

Nasser EM, LaPorta GA, Trott K. Medial Column Arthrodesis Using an Anatomic Distal Fibular Locking Plate. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014;.
The medial column fusion is performed for a multitude of etiologies, including peritalar subluxation deformity, Charcot arthropathy, trauma, post-traumatic degenerative joint disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Various surgical techniques have been described for medial column arthrodesis. We describe a new fixation method using an anatomic distal fibular locking plate for medial column arthrodesis. This technique provides a rigid construct in compromised or at risk bone. After a review of the surgical technique, we outline 2 case examples of patients with peritalar subluxation and Charcot arthropathy.