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Nov 15, 2021

Open subtalar arthrodesis is the standard treatment for subtalar arthritis. Posterior arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis (PASTA) has recently gained increasing popularity due to a shorter recovery time and better cosmesis. However, studies comparing outcomes and complications between these 2 techniques are limited.

In conclusion, both open and PASTA techniques led to significant improvements in pain and function in patients with isolated subtalar joint arthritis. Although short-term functional outcomes and complication rates were not significantly different between the techniques, the PASTA technique was better at shortening the union and recovery times.


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