Functional outcome after surgical reconstruction of posterior tibial tendon insufficiency in patients under 50 years.

@article{Tellisi2008FunctionalOA,
  title={Functional outcome after surgical reconstruction of posterior tibial tendon insufficiency in patients under 50 years.},
  author={Nazzar Tellisi and Maria Jyothi Lobo and Martin O'Malley and John G Kennedy and Andrew J. Elliott and Jonathan Thorndike Deland},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={1179-83}
}
BACKGROUND Procedures utilized to address the flatfoot in this study included medializing calcaneal osteotomy, posterior tibial tendon reconstruction with flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer, and in patients with more severe deformity, lateral column lengthening. We evaluated patients age 50 and less at the time of surgery, who underwent surgical reconstruction for Stage 2 posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Pre- and postoperative activity levels were evaluated to assess the effect of… CONTINUE READING
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