Talectomy. A long-term follow-up evaluation

R. R. Cooper, W. Capello

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Of 26 talectomies with an average follow-up period of 20 years, 24 (92%) were judged to have satisfactory results. The average age at surgery was 10.25 years; however, there is no ideal age for performing talectomies. The results seem to be equally good regardless of the preoperative deformity. The procedure did produce stable, painless plantigrade feet. Talectomy has a place in orthopedic surgery today. However, this drastic procedure is indicated only in those feet where the deformity is rigid and severe, where a plantigrade foot is required in patients who are younger than the age usually recommended for triple arthrodesis, and where experience has shown that other, less radical approaches would be unsatisfactory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
VolumeNO. 201
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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