RESULTS: On a visual analog pain scale, the patients graded their pain at 4.4 before surgery and at 1.1 after surgery. The subjective results were 33% complete satisfaction, 28% satisfaction with minor reservation, 31% satisfaction with major reservation, and 9% dissatisfaction. The overall objective results were excellent in 47%, good in 31%, fair in 17%, and poor in 6% of cases. A further advantage of this type of talocalcaneal fusion is a large remaining range of motion in the neighboring joints, at the ankle (in 76% the same or better ROM than before surgery), and at Chopart’s joint (in 69% the same or better ROM than before surgery). The fusion rate was high (95%).
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