Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
versión ISSN 0864-215X
MARRERO RIVERON, Luis Oscar et al. Triple Arthrodesis in the treatment of podalic deformities in children. Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.1, pp. 1-23. ISSN 0864-215X.
INTRODUCTION: Podalic deformities are very frequent. The behavior to be followed always has been a complex subject due to individual characteristics of each deformity. The aim of present paper was to study the foot triple arthrodesis, its usefulness, indications and complications in the treatment of podalic deformities in children. METHODS: A intervention study was conducted in the «Frank País» International Orthopedics Scientific Complex, Cuba to assess the pediatric patients (aged 10-18) with podalic deformities operated on by triple arthrodesis from September 1, 2008 to August, 31, 2009. RESULTS: There was prevalence of male sex aged between 13-15. The flat foot and equinovarus foot are the more frequent podalic deformities where a triple arthrodesis was carried out. The podoscopy, radiographic studies and application an analogous visual scale are important to assess efficaciously the results from triple arthrodesis. With the use of staples a high rate of consolidation of treated deformities was achieved. The incidence of complications was low and more frequent found was the hematoma of surgical wound. Most of patients (85,7%) had good results. CONCLUSIONS: The ripple arthrodesis guarantees a low percentage of relapse and a feasible correction of deviations in varus and valgus foot.
Palabras llave : Podalic deformities; Pediatrics; surgical treatment; podoscopy; triple arthrodesis.