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J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev


Despite success of the Ponseti method, a subset of patients with clubfeet experience residual deformity. Surgical release after unsuccessful serial casting can lead to residual clubfoot deformities, including a flat-top talus. We present a case of a 17-year-old boy with a dysmorphic ankle and a complete dorsal dislocation of the Chopart joint. Because of pain with activities and functional limitations, the patient underwent a staged correction of the dislocation. The deformity was corrected through a staged approach using a Taylor Spatial Frame, navicular excision, talocuneiform arthrodesis, and calcaneocuboid arthrodesis. One year postoperatively, the patient is pain free with notable functional gains.

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Adolescent; Ankle Joint; Arthrodesis; Clubfoot; External Fixators; Humans; Joint Dislocations; Male; Talus

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