A Midfoot Fusion is a procedure where one or more of the metatarsal cuneiform joints or intercuneiform joints are fused. This is a surgical technique doctors use to treat some types of midfoot arthritis.
Doctors perform this surgery on patients who have previously had a fracture or dislocation and experience chronic pain. Some patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis will benefit from this surgery.
Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
The pain and stiffness you feel in your feet and ankles as you age could be arthritis. If left untreated, this nagging pain can get worse over time, eventually making it difficult to walk even short distances.
A bunion is a visible, bony bump that forms at the joint of the toe. It occurs when some of the bones in the front part of the foot move out of place.
Equinus contracture is a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited, lacking the flexibility to lift the top of the foot.
Adult flatfoot is caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the arch, thus resulting in the flattening of the foot.
Foot drop is a general term for difficulty lifting the front part of the foot, which might even drag on the ground while walking.
Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage in one or more joints. Cartilage cushions the bones during movement.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition where the immune system attacks the joint lining tissue, causing painful inflammation and stiffness.
Surgery is performed to make two or more of your different bones grow together. This surgery can be done as an outpatient. In general, you can expect the following: