Astragalectomy, most commonly called a talectomy, is a surgical activity for expulsion of the bone (astragalus) for stabilization of the ankle. Astragalectomy is done ordinarily for the stabilization of the ankle. It is performed on patients with deformed calcaneus, foot paralysis (brought about by poliomyelitis) and clubfoot deformities.


Verifiably, an astragalectomy was utilized in instances of serious ankle trauma and harmonious talipes equinovarus (clubfoot). It is not, at this point a typical activity, however, is as yet utilized as a deformed calcaneus, foot paralysis following poliomyelitis, and unbending clubfoot deformities that are auxiliary to spina bifida or arthrogryposis. The surgery is additionally acted in serious instances of pounded or contaminated open cracks.

Surgical Procedure For Astragalectomy

By and large, the surgical procedure includes making an anterolateral cut, taking the tendons from both malleoli and the calcaneus so the foot can be uprooted posteriorly. The bone is then resected, and the foot is set so the parallel malleolus rests inverse the calcaneocuboid joint, and the average malleolus lies simply above and behind the navicular bone. The foot is held set up with a surgical pin or with Kirschner wire. After the activity, the patient wears an above-knee cast for about a month and a half, trailed by an underneath knee cast for eighteen weeks.

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