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Treatment for arthritis of the Subtalar joint in the ankle
Is a fusion and ankle replacement the same? My arthritis is moderate right now. So, fusion or ankle replacement is not needed at this time. However, I want to do something now to prevent having to do either in the future.
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Hi, subtalar fusion and ankle fusion are very different. The subtalar joint provides the heel with left to right movement, and if fused doesn't affect function of the ankle joint. I've had my subtalar joints fused on both feet this year and am happy to share my experiences if they are of use to anyone.
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