TL 18172 - Evaluation of surgical outcomes of arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis performed through two lateral portals

  • Rogério de Andrade Gomes Hospital da Unimed, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Wagner Vieira da Fonseca Hospital da Unimed, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Anderson Humberto Gomes Hospital da Unimed, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • João Murilo Brandão Magalhães Hospital da Unimed, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Rafael Freitas Villela Hospital da Unimed, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
  • Bernardo Cardoso Pinto Coelho Hospital da Baleia, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Keywords: Subtalar joint, Arthrodesis, Arthroscopy, Heel

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study is to present the surgical outcomes of 12 patients who underwent arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis using 2 lateral portals (anterior and medial) in the sinus tarsi. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted with 12 patients (7 men and 5 women) with a mean age of 55.1(36-74) years who underwent arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis through the sinus tarsi from May 2015 to December 2016. The postsurgical follow-up period was 12 months. Union time and postoperative complications were evaluated, and a validated functional questionnaire from the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and the pain visual analog scale (VAS) were applied before and after surgery. Results: The mean time to bone fusion was 11.5 weeks. Bone union occurred in all subjects. Four patients developed late complications, 3 of which were related to screw positioning in the calcaneus and one of which was related to residual hindfoot varus deformity. Screw-related complications are common among subtalar arthrodesis techniques, and such complications are considered minor when the effectiveness of the technique is considered. The mean preoperative AOFAS score was 42.3 (27-66) points, whereas the mean postoperative score was 83 (73-94) points. The mean preoperative pain VAS score was 8.1 (5-10) points, and the mean postoperative pain VAS score was 2.1 (0-5) points. The above data are similar to those reported in the main published studies and reflect high bone union rates. Conclusion: Arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis through 2 lateral portals in the sinus tarsi is a safe and effective technique for the treatment of primary and secondary disorders of the subtalar joint. Surgeons must carefully position the screws and align the hindfoot to avoid complications related to orthopedic hardware and hindfoot varus deformity.

Published
11-11-2019
How to Cite
de Andrade Gomes, R., Vieira da Fonseca, W., Humberto Gomes, A., Brandão Magalhães, J. M., Freitas Villela, R., & Cardoso Pinto Coelho, B. (2019). TL 18172 - Evaluation of surgical outcomes of arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis performed through two lateral portals. Scientific Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 13(Supl 1), 100S. https://doi.org/10.30795/scijfootankle.2019.v13.1079