Reconstruction of the chronically failed deltoid ligament: a new technique.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Chronic deltoid ligament insufficiency that results in valgus tilt of the talus within the ankle mortise (stage IV adult acquired flatfoot) represents a difficult and so far unsolved problem in foot and ankle surgery. If left uncorrected, the deltoid failure with malalignment predisposes to early ankle arthritis and the need for ankle arthrodesis… (More)

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