Endoscopic coalition resection

Foot Ankle Clin. 2015 Mar;20(1):81-91. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2014.10.006. Epub 2014 Dec 15.


Excision of symptomatic tarsal coalitions, after failure of attempted conservative treatment, is a widely accepted surgical procedure, when the surrounding joints are not degenerated. Historically, the literature has supported open resection. Recently, arthroscopic/endoscopic resection has been described for both calcaneonavicular (CNC) and talocalcaneal (TCC) coalitions. This article describes indications, preoperative planning, surgical techniques, and results of arthroscopic/endoscopic CNC and TCC resection.

Keywords: Arthroscopy; Calcaneonavicular; Endoscopy; Foot; Talocalcaneal; Tarsal coalition.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contraindications
  • Endoscopy / adverse effects
  • Endoscopy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Learning Curve
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Patient Positioning
  • Postoperative Care
  • Preoperative Care
  • Synostosis / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome

Supplementary concepts

  • Synostoses, tarsal, carpal, and digital