Tarsal coalition in a child

Tarsal coalition in a child

Leonchuk S.S.

Tarsal coalition is a pathological congenital condition in which a connection occurs between two or more bones of tarsus. This disorder is quite difficult to diagnose, especially for an unexperienced specialist. We present a clinical observation of an incomplete osseous calcaneonavicular coalition in a 12-year-old child who underwent a comprehensive examination, including a computer tomography (CT) of feet, and treatment of this foot pathology in the orthopedic department of the Ilizarov Center. Radiographing in combination with CT of foot helps to reliably determine tarsal coalition and its features. Early detection of this disorder makes it possible to develop correct tactic of treatment for a patient and prevent degenerative changes in tarsal joints.

Federal State Budgetary Institution «Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center «Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics» of the RF Ministry of Health

Kurgan, Russia


Keywords: foot; tarsal coalition; deformity; flatfoot.

Corresponding author:  Leonchuk S.S. e-mail: Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript


For citation: Leonchuk S.S.  Tarsal coalition in a child. REJR 2019; 9(1):275-279. DOI:10.21569/2222-7415-2019-9-1-275-279.

Received:        24.01.19 Accepted:       14.02.19