Complications of surgical treatments for adult flatfoot deformities.

  title={Complications of surgical treatments for adult flatfoot deformities.},
  author={Steven K. Neufeld and Mark S. Myerson},
  journal={Foot and ankle clinics},
  volume={6 1},
Numerous surgical procedures have been proposed for reconstructing and correcting adult flatfoot deformity. Most procedures include lengthening of the tight Achilles tendon and transferring the FDL tendon to substitute for a dysfunctional PTT. These procedures commonly are combined with a bone procedure to stabilize the correction and correct the pathologic anatomy. All of these procedures have the potential for a range of complications, many of them serious. In general, the clinician should… CONTINUE READING
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