Triple Arthrodesis of the Foot

  • Panayiotis N. Soucacos
  • Panayiotis N. Soucacos
  • Rozalia I. Dimitriou


The triple foot arthrodesis consists of fusion of the talonavicular, calcaneocuboid, and subtalar joints, aiming to achieve a stable, painless, and plantigrade foot.


Subtalar Joint Cannulated Screw Posterior Tibialis Tendon Talonavicular Joint Closing Wedge Osteotomy 
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Further Reading

  1. Coughlin MJ, Mann RA, Saltzman CL. Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, 8th edition (vol. II) Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.Google Scholar
  2. Figgie MP, O’Malley MJ, Ranawat C, Inglis AE, Sculco TP. Triple arthrodesis in rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1993;292:250–4.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Scranton Jr PE. Results of arthrodesis of the tarsus: talocalcaneal, midtarsal, and subtalar joints. Foot Ankle. 1991;12(3):156–64.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Sullivan RJ, Aronow MS. Different faces of the triple arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Clin. 2002;7(1):95–106.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Thompson NS, Henderson SA. Talar head resection in difficult triple arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Surg. 2002;8(3):213–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Wapner KL. Triple arthrodesis in adults. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 1998;6(3):188–96.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panayiotis N. Soucacos
    • 1
  • Panayiotis N. Soucacos
    • 2
  • Rozalia I. Dimitriou
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Athens, School of MedicineAthensGreece
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Research & Education Center (OREC)AthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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