Foot and Ankle Fusions

Indications and Surgical Techniques

  • Christopher P. Chiodo
  • Jeremy T. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Ankle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeremy T. Smith, Christopher P. Chiodo
      Pages 3-18
    3. Kaitlin C. Neary, Christopher Kreulen, Eric Giza
      Pages 19-37
    4. Eva Umoh Asomugha, Adam T. Groth
      Pages 39-51
  3. The Hindfoot

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Eric M. Bluman
      Pages 55-64
    3. Daniel C. Farber, David J. Heinsch
      Pages 65-78
  4. The Midfoot

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Jessica J. M. Telleria, Bruce Sangeorzan
      Pages 81-100
    3. Vincent James Sammarco
      Pages 101-116
    4. Richard J. de Asla
      Pages 117-125
  5. The Forefoot

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Justin Tsai, Steven M. Raikin
      Pages 129-144
    3. Brian R. Piazza, Paul J. Juliano
      Pages 145-159
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


This unique book is a focused and comprehensive presentation of common fusion procedures (arthrodesis) for the foot and ankle, including patient selection, pre-operative assessment, intra-operative decision-making, and post-operative assessment. Sensibly divided into sections on the ankle, hindfoot, midfoot, and forefoot, each chapter concentrates on a specific fusion procedure for each area, including both open and minimally invasive surgical techniques. The chapters open with an overview of the procedure, including relevant historical points, evaluation, and indications and contraindications, then provide a detailed description of the techniques themselves, including clinical pearls and pitfalls. Case material is included as well, providing real-world illustration of each technique.  

Since arthrodesis can have a permanent effect on the gait of the patient, the procedure needs to be planned and performed with the utmost care and attention. With that focus clearly in mind, Foot and Ankle Fusions is an excellent resource for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, residents and fellows.


Ankle fusion Arthritis Arthrodesis Extended ankle fusion First MTP fusion Foot fusion Hammertoe Isolated hindfoot fusion Midfoot Charcot fusion Minimally invasive fusion Navicular-cuneiform fusion Neuropathy Open fusion Pantalar fusion PIP fusion Tarsometatarsal fusion Tibiotalocalcaneal fusion Triple fusion

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher P. Chiodo
    • 1
  • Jeremy T. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Brigham and Women's HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Brigham and Women's HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43016-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43017-1
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