Sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot

NICE interventional procedures guidance [IPG305] Published date:

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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.

  • Description

    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.

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    W81.7 Insertion of therapeutic spacer into joint

    Z85.3 Talocalcaneal joint

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