Tendon arthroplasty for basal fourth and fifth metatarsal arthritis.
ABSTRACT Arthritis of the fourth and fifth tarsometatarsal joints, recalcitrant to nonoperative treatment, presents a difficult clinical situation. As part of the lateral rays, these joints have considerable motion, making fusion a very disabling operation. Between 1990 and 1998, 12 patients, who had failed nonoperative treatment, underwent resection arthroplasty of the base of the fifth or fourth and fifth metatarsals with tendon interposition. Preoperative differential injections had confirmed the source of pain in eight cases. Patients were evaluated using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) midfoot scale; a visual analogue scale to assess perception of pain and disability; a satisfaction index; and, where possible, a comprehensive physical examination. At an average of 25 months follow-up, the average AOFAS score was 64.5. On the visual analogue scale, pain improved an average of 35% and disability improved 10%. Six of the eight patients who participated in this study were satisfied with the operation and would undergo the procedure again for similar symptoms. Patients with a higher postoperative score on the AOFAS midfoot rating scale were statistically more likely to have had a positive differential injection preoperatively. We believe a lateral column tarsometatarsal resection arthroplasty is an effective salvage operation when lateral column midfoot arthritis is confirmed by differential injection and nonoperative measures have provided inadequate relief.
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ABSTRACT: Arthritis of the foot can be a difficult problem. It is initially managed with antiinflammatory medications and footwear modifications or bracing. However, a significant percentage of people with arthritis of the foot go on to require surgical intervention, which is most commonly arthrodesis.The Medical clinics of North America 03/2014; 98(2):253-265. · 2.18 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Osteoarthritis, primary or secondary, of the fourth and/or fifth tarsometatarsal (TMT) joint is a rare condition. When conservative treatment fails or prooves to be unacceptable for the patient, operative treatment is an option. In this article the technique of resection arthroplasty is described and a retrospective case series of 6 patients is presented. Three patients underwent tendon interposition arthroplasty after resection of the two joints and in the last 3 cases no interposition at all was performed. Results suggest that resection arthroplasty without interposition may be as effective as other operative treatment options for patients with fourth and fifth TMT pathology.Foot and Ankle Surgery 05/2014;
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ABSTRACT: Isolated tarsometatarsal coalitions are extremely rare, and the previous 5 documented cases involved the first and third metatarsocuneiform joints. We report the case of a 69-year-old female with symptomatic fifth metatarsocuboid coalition associated with ipsilateral varus-type ankle osteoarthritis and instability. The patient was successfully treated by arthrodesis of the fifth metatarsocuboid joint, resection of the hypertrophied tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal, advancement of the peroneus brevis tendon, opening wedge distal tibial osteotomy, and calcaneal displacement osteotomy. After 1 year, 6 months, she was able to walk well, although she complained of minor discomfort under the fifth metatarsal base, which resolved with the use of protective padding. Radiographs at this stage confirmed consolidation of both the arthrodesis and the osteotomy sites. Although isolated fifth metatarsocuboid coalition is less likely to be encountered than other tarsal coalitions, it can sometimes be painful enough to necessitate surgery.The Journal of foot and ankle surgery: official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons 08/2014;