LEG AND FOOTExperimental model in cadavera of arthroscopic resection of calcaneonavicular coalition and its first in-vivo application: preliminary communicationBernardino, Carlos Molanoa; Golanó, Pauc; Garcia, Maria Angelesb; López-Vidriero, EmiliodAuthor Information Departments of aOrthopaedic Surgery bRadiology, Hospital San Juan de Dios del Aljarafe, Bormujos Sevilla cDepartment of Experimental and Therapeutic Pathology, Human Anatomy Unit, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain dOttawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Correspondence to Dr Carlos Molano Bernardino, MD, C/Huelva 39, Valencina de la Concepcion, Sevilla, Spain Tel: +34 655892080; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: November 2009 - Volume 18 - Issue 6 - p 347-353 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32832f12cd Buy Metrics Abstract Open surgical resection of calcaneonavicular coalition is indicated after the failure of conservative treatment. Our objectives are to develop the arthroscopic surgical technique and to check the feasibility of the arthroscopic resection of the calcaneonavicular coalition. We designed and performed endoscopic resection of the calcaneonavicular ligament and part of the anterior process of calcaneus as a simulation of the coalition resection on four cadaver specimens. After this procedure, we successfully performed the first resection in a 12-year-old girl, without any soft tissue interposition. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Hindfoot Scale was 55 before surgery, 98 after 10 weeks, and 100 after 2 years without recurrence. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.