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Post-operative outcomes of arthroscopic tarsal coalition resection: A systematic review

Khalid Malik-Tabassum, Karim Wahed, Christopher To, Lucy Maling, Barry Rose
Journal of Orthopaedics 2020, 21: 537-543

Background: Arthroscopic resection of tarsal coalitions is a relatively new technique. This systematic review aimed to investigate the post-operative complications and functional outcomes in arthroscopic resection of tarsal coalitions.

Methods: PubMed, Medline, Embase and Cochrane library were searched for studies that reported outcomes in arthroscopic resection of tarsal coalitions.

Results: 8 studies met the inclusion criteria. Post-operative outcomes were reported in 103 cases. The overall complication rate was 13.6%. Tibial nerve injury was reported in 1 patient. All included studies demonstrated post-operative improvement in functional outcomes.

Conclusion: Arthroscopic resection is a feasible and effective treatment method for symptomatic tarsal coalitions.

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