The midfoot is comprised of a number of joints called the tarsometatarsal joints. Arthritis  of the midfoot may affect one or all of these joints. It may be caused from previous injury  to the joints or from every day ‘wear and tear’

Generally arthritis of the midfoot presents as aching pain on the dorsum (top) of the foot. It can be worse with activity and shoewear.

Non surgical treatment of midfoot arthritis includes: shoe wear modification, insoles, pain medication and change in activity.

Non surgical treatment of midfoot arthritis includes: shoe wear modification, insoles, pain medication and change in activity.

Midfoot Osteotomy

There may be prominent bony bosses on the dorsum (top) of your foot. If this is painful, rubbing and making shoewear difficult, it is possible to surgically osteotomise (remove) the bony bump to negate these symptoms.

The most common operative treatment for midfoot arthritis is an arthrodesis (fusion) of the tarsometatarsal and or cuneiform joints.

A reliable option, fusion of the midfoot aims to convert stiff painful joints into solid comfortable ones.

The degenerate joints are surgically removed and held together with plates and screws. They routinely remain insitu.