tarsal coalition


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coalition

 [co″ah-lĭ´shun]
the fusion of parts that are normally separate.
tarsal coalition the fibrous, cartilaginous, or bony fusion of two or more of the tarsal bones, often resulting in talipes planovalgus, although other deformities occur and some patients are asymptomatic; it may be congenital or acquired as a response to trauma, infection, or joint disease. Called also tarsal bar.

tarsal coalition

An abnormal union of 2 or more bones in the hindfoot and midfoot, which appears on imaging as the so-called “C sign”.

tarsal coalition

Orthopedics A block between 2 bones, which may be osseous–synostosis, cartilaginous–synchondrosis, or fibrous–syndesmosis; TCs are often congenital, and first identified in adolescence when the person is being examined for other reasons; TCs may also be acquired due to fractures, tumors, infections, arthritis. See Calcaneonavicular coalition, Lover's heel, Talocalcaneal coalition.
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Tarsal coalition: a review of the literature and presentation of 13 cases.
Recognition of a tarsal coalition clinical and radiological pointers.
A review of tarsal coalition and pes planovalgus: clinical examination, diagnostic imaging, and surgical planning.
Caption: Figure 1 Examples of the modified heel tip test in two patients with a tarsal coalition. A, Patient 4: In the left extremity supination (inversion) of the foot and normal external rotation of the tibia are absent.
Axial and coronal CT images are considered the current imaging gold standard for diagnosing tarsal coalition. Many authors have speculated that MRI is more accurate at visualizing non-osseous coalitions.
There is a lack of evidence for outcomes in conservatively managed cases of tarsal coalition. Expert opinion suggests that conservative measures may be adequate in less progressed cases of coalition, where symptoms are tolerable and non-disabling.
To our knowledge, there has been no discussion in the literature regarding the value or contraindications of specific manual therapies in cases of tarsal coalition. Limited hind foot mobility, commonly associated with tarsal coalition, may influence manual therapists to consider joint manipulation or other mobility enhancing techniques.
Tarsal coalition is an often overlooked cause of pain in adolescents that present with foot pain.
Tarsal coalition: etiology, diagnosis and treatment.
Tarsal Coalition. In: Disorders of the Foot and Ankle, (2nd ed).
The relationship of tarsal coalition to ankle sprain in athletes.
The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence and relative frequency, by location and morphologic subtype, of tarsal coalitions utilizing magnetic resonance (MR) criteria.