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Title: Arthroscopic Resection of a Bilateral Calcaneonavicular Coalition in a Child
Authors: Nehme, Alexandre H
Bou Monsef, Jad
Bou Ghannam, Alaa G
Imad, Joseph P
Moucharafieh, Ramzi
Wehbe, Joseph
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Arthroscopy
Tarsal coalition
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Part of: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Volume: 55
Issue: 5
Start page: 1079
End page: 1082
Calcaneonavicular coalition is a congenital anomaly characterized by a connection between the calcaneus and the navicular. It can manifest as lateral foot pain, peroneal spastic flatfoot, and repeated ankle sprains. Surgery is required in the case of chronic pain and after failure of conservative treatment. The aim of surgical intervention is pain relief and preventing recurrence. Arthroscopic resection is a minimally invasive alternative that has the advantages of quicker recovery and better aesthetic results. This technique has shown significant symptomatic improvement and no recurrence at early follow-up points in a small number of reported cases. The present report presents the case of a child with bilateral calcaneonavicular coalition. This is the first report to our knowledge that describes the outcome of simultaneous bilateral arthroscopic resection of calcaneonavicular coalition in a child with a 2-year follow-up period.
ISSN: 10672516
DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2015.07.021
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Type: Journal Article
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