Tarsal Joint Coalition Treatment

Dr. Gennady Kolodenker is located in Orange County, Southern California – Irvine.


A tarsal coalition can be fibrous or osseous.
These finding are usually discovered because the patient is having foot or ankle pain or notes excessive tripping.

There will frequently be swelling seen around the painful site.

An xray the first line of imaging to diagnose the joint coalition condition.

It can be difficult to make this diagnosis on just the X-ray

A CT or MRI should also be obtained to evaluate the extent of the coalition.


Treatment of a Tarsal Coalition in Orange County


Conservative Treatment


Stability shoes


Surgical Treatment

Tarsal joint joalition usually involves outpatient surgical resection of the coalition and restoration of a joint space.
Early range of motion is important. Physical therapy is criticsl
There is a high level of success.

We treat Pediatric and Adult Tarsal Coalitions. Our office is in Orange County – Southern California – Irvine.

Surgical Joint Fusion

If significant amount of arthritis is noted a joint fusion is recommended.

Types of Tarsal Joint Coalitions in the Foot

Subtalar Joint Coalition – Middle facet joint coalition is most common
Talo-Navicular Joint Coalition
Calcaneo-Navicular Joint Coalition

Tarsal Coalition of the Calcaneus and the Navicular bone - Fibrous Calcaneo-Navicular Coalition Surgeon in Orange County

Calcaneus-Navicular Coalition


Last Updated 10-5-2015