30-1 Arthrodesis Procedures of the Foot


In This Issue

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Modern Arthrodesis Techniques for Pedal Joints from Talus to Toe
    Bradley P. Abicht, DPM
    • Proximal Interphalangeal Arthrodesis of Lesser Toes Utilizing K-Wires versus Expanding Implants: Comparative Biomechanical Cadaveric Study
      Commentary by Fatemeh S. Jannati, DPM
    • Percutaneous Kirschner Wire versus Commercial Implant for Hammertoe Repair: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
      Commentary by P. Michael Jacobs, DPM
    • Dual-Component Intramedullary Implant versus Kirschner Wire for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Fusion: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
      Commentary by David M. Dawson, DPM
    • Lesser Metatarsophalangeal Joint Pathology Addressed with Arthrodesis: A Case Series
      Commentary by Peter J. Hordyk, DPM
    • Beware the Hallucal Interphalangeal Joint Sesamoid in First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis
      Commentary by Devin C. Simonson, DPM
    • The Dowel Technique for First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis in Revision Surgery with Bone Loss
      Commentary by Brent A. Fuerbringer, DPM
    • Comparison of Four Different Techniques in First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis
      Commentary by Mark K. Magnus, DPM
    • Effect of Fixation Type and Bone Graft on Tarsometatarsal Fusion
      Commentary by Magali Fournier, DPM
    • Naviculocuneiform Arthrodesis in Adult Flatfoot: A Case Series
      Commentary by Kelli L. Iceman, DPM
    • Combined Subtalar and Naviculocuneiform Fusion for Treating Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity with Medial Arch Collapse at the Level of the Naviculocuneiform Joint
      Commentary by Ellen C. Barton, DPM
    • Clinical Outcomes and Complications of Midfoot Charcot Reconstruction with Intramedullary Beaming
      Commentary by Andrew D. Elliott, DPM, JD
    • Arthroscopic Subtalar Arthrodesis: Does the Type of Fixation Modify Outcomes?
      Commentary by Andrea J. Cifaldi, DPM
    • Primary or Secondary Subtalar Arthrodesis and Revision of Calcaneal Non-Union with Minimally Invasive Rigid Internal Nail Fixation for Treatment of Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures
      Commentary by Mitchell J. Thompson, DPM
  • AUDIO LECTURE 1: Autogenous Bone Graft Options to Enhance Foot Joint Arthrodesis
    Bradley P. Abicht, DPM
  • AUDIO LECTURE 2: Allogenic Bone Graft Options to Enhance Foot Joint Arthrodesis
    Thomas S. Roukis, DPM , PhD



[expand title=”It is my great pleasure to serve as Guest Editor for this issue…

It is my great pleasure to serve as Guest Editor for this issue of Foot and Ankle Quarterly, devoted to “Arthrodesis Procedures of the Foot.” The role of arthrodesis in the management of various foot pathologies has withstood the test of time. However, in recent years a massive volume of information has been published, making it difficult to stay current with primary and revision arthrodesis procedures involving the forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot. Therefore, the intent of this issue is to provide up-to-date information and review pertinent literature on the most commonly-performed arthrodesis procedures in the foot.

Accordingly, the Feature Article covers the use of advanced procedures to enhance arthrodesis in particularly challenging and high-risk situations. The condensations and commentaries focus on a number of procedures for the toe, metatarsal-phalangeal, tarsal-metatarsal, midfoot and hindfoot joints. We conclude with audio lectures detailing updates on autogenous and allogenic bone grafting to enhance arthrodesis.

I hope that Foot and Ankle Quarterly readers will enjoy this issue, and will benefit from the surgical experience of the authors as much as I have.

Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD