A long-term study of triple arthrodesis for correction of pes cavovarus in charcot-marie-tooth disease

Dane K. Wukich, J. Richard Bowen

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Abstract

Twenty-two patients with severe pes cavovarus secondary to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease who underwent triple arthrodesis were retrospectively reviewed with an average follow-up period of 12 years, 4 months. Although only 32% of the patients had good objective results, 88% had good or excellent function and 86% were satisfied with their result. Radiographic follow-up averaged 10 years, 4 months. Talonavicular pseudarthroses were present in 15% of the feet and were symptomatic in all but one foot. Twenty-four percent of the ankles and 62% of the feet demonstrated radiographic evidence of degenerative joint disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-437
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

Keywords

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Pes cavovarus
  • Triple arthrodesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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