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Foot Ankle Clin. 2017 Sep;22(3):563-571. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2017.04.011. Epub 2017 Jun 9.

Calcaneal Osteotomies: Pearls and Pitfalls.

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1
OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute, 2001 Vail Avenue, Suite 200B, Charlotte, NC 28207, USA. Electronic address: stephen.greenfield@orthocarolina.com.
2
OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute, 2001 Vail Avenue, Suite 200B, Charlotte, NC 28207, USA.

Abstract

Adult acquired flatfoot deformity is a debilitating condition typically affecting middle-aged patients. The multiple components include hindfoot valgus, first ray elevation, medial soft tissue compromise, and forefoot abduction. As the foot becomes unbalanced, the deformity progresses with repetitive loading and time. Untreated patients often need significant reconstructions or extensive arthrodesis after arthritis and joint contractures present. Medializing calcaneal osteotomy is the workhorse operation for correction of hindfoot valgus, reliably correcting deformity with a relatively low complication risk. This article reviews indications, techniques, complications, and outcomes for the medializing calcaneal osteotomy.

KEYWORDS:

Calcaneal osteotomy; Heel slide; Hindfoot valgus

PMID:
28779807
DOI:
10.1016/j.fcl.2017.04.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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