Sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot (IPG305)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot.
Mobile flatfoot is a condition in which the foot becomes flattened when standing. It can occur in children, where it may self-correct, and in adults. It usually results from tendon damage. In most people this is asymptomatic, but in some it may cause pain or other symptoms. This procedure involves surgery to insert an implant just above the heel bone, with the aim of correcting the condition and improving symptoms.
W81.7 Insertion of therapeutic spacer into joint
Z85.3 Talocalcaneal joint
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- IPG305 Sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot: guidance (web format)
- Sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot: interventional procedures overview
- Sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot: terventional procedures consultation
- Sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot: consultation comments
This page was last updated: 19 June 2012
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