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Doctor insights on: Subtalar Joint

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Tell me about subtalar joint fusion?

Tell me about subtalar joint fusion?

See below: It is usually done for instability and it is where 2 bones the talus and calcaneous are surgically fused together. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an arthritic subtalar joint?

What is the best way to treat an arthritic subtalar joint?

Depends: On degree of pain, how you are functioning etc. Anything from bracing to injection therapy to surgery...... ...Read more

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What can I do about possible subtalar joint/ankle injury?

What can I do about possible subtalar joint/ankle injury?

Need evaluation: A brace is a minimum that seems necessary. Come and see your foot doctor to know your options and prevent complications. We are local and will be happy to help: 4409533668. ...Read more

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How long are you in cast after a subtalar joint fusion?

How long are you in cast after a subtalar joint fusion?

6-8 weeks: You are probably looking 6-8 wks of cast after the procedure..Depending how good you heal/feel. Often an xray is done to assure proper healing/alignment etc...Before the cast is removed. Your surgeon will be the best person at estimating how much time is needed because he/she knew what was done to you and for you... Good luck. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed w/middle facet subtalar joint fibrous coalition. I'm having trouble finding articles abt it. Also, what's the success rate 4surgery?

Recently diagnosed w/middle facet subtalar joint fibrous coalition. I'm having trouble finding articles abt it. Also, what's the success rate 4surgery?

Depends on symptoms: A coalition of the middle facet can be asymptomatic and found on a routine xray or special tests like an MRI or ct scan. It can cause stiffness and increased chance of spraining you ankle. If it is painful often fusing the subtalar joint will relieve the pain in 90+% of cases but it will not make the hindfoot more mobile. In adolenscents occasionally resecting tit increases motion and less pain. ...Read more

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I previously dislocated my subtalar joint, can't weight bear much because of pain... Is it safe to do strengthening exercises while still experiencing pain?

I previously dislocated my subtalar joint, can't weight bear much because of pain... Is it safe to do strengthening exercises while still experiencing pain?

See a podiatrist: You need someone like a podiatrist to evaluate the dislocation to make sure that the bone is in its correct position or to review the x-ray to see if the joint is damaged. The podiatrist cam explain proper exercises that are safe to do. Don't do anything on your own. ...Read more

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How effective is artelon surgery for a subtalar joint in the foot?

How effective is artelon surgery for a subtalar joint in the foot?

I was not familiar: With the device and googled it. The first few things shown were complaints by people. Having said that what exactly is your condition or problem? When I checked the company website the device is designed for the hand. Stj surgery usually involves either an implant to control motion or a fusion for arthritis. Do you have either? ...Read more

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Any ideas why my ankle aches but doesn't really hurt after a subtalar joint fusion?

Any ideas why my ankle aches but doesn't really hurt after a subtalar joint fusion?

Change in position: The surgery you had changes the position of the foot and decreases motion, therefore my experience aching, but should go away with time. ...Read more