The midfoot includes the tarsometatarsal and naviculocuneiform joints. It contributes to the normal arch of the foot and helps with walking. If arthritis is present, there will be damage or degenerative changes to the joint cartilage which can become thin and eventually allow bone-on-bone contact.
This can cause pain, swelling and stiffness of the affected joint. Therefore it is most noticeable when walking or running.
Includes the tarsometatarsal and naviculocuneiform joints. Contributes to the normal arch of the foot and helps with walking.
In the midfoot joints it can be due to:
Other problems which may necessitaate surgery to the midfoot are:
May depend on the specific underlying cause.
Usually gradually gets worse over time. Symptoms may wax and wane.
Weight-bearing X-rays are required with additional views. Occasionally CT scans are required.
Considered if symptoms are progressing and function is decreasing after a trial on non surgical treatment. Sometimes these procedures may be combined with other procedures.
Depending on the extent and nature of disease, surgical options may include:
All surgery has risks involved, however every effort is made to reduce these risks. Risks include but are not limited to:
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