Every alternative to triple arthrodesis in the rigid acquired flatfoot deformity is predicated on limiting the patient exposure to the complication associated with triple arthrodesis. When possible, avoiding arthrodesis of either the talonavicular and calcaneocuboid joints, with their higher nonunion rates, seems a cogent option. Successful treatment is dependent on thoughtful patient evaluation and examination, meticulous joint preparation, careful positioning with rigid fixation, and judicious use of adjunctive procedures to achieve the goal of a plantigrade foot that functions well and is minimally painful.





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