The Foot and Ankle Clinic

Flat foot

| What is it? | Is this condition always a bad thing? | How can I tell if my foot corrects fully? (What does it mean?) | When might there be a problem? | Are there any other variants in shape? | What makes the arch? | What can cause this condition and how? | What symptoms might I get? | What treatments are available for a painful flat foot? | What happens if I leave my condition untreated? | Tibialis posterior reconstruction | Why can't the tendon simply be repaired? | The operation - operative schematics | Operative stills - a) the calcaneal osteotomy ("heel shift") | Operative stills - b) the tibialis posterior debridement and flexor digitorum transfer | After the operation | Chance of success | The stiff (non correctable) and painful arthritic flat foot | What and why? | Are there any catches? | The operation - operative stills-triple fusion | The operation - pre and post operative appearance | After the operation

 

The operation

Pre and post operative appearance

the rigid right flat foot from the front. note how the foot is turned away from the midline.the surgically corrected right foot(following triple fusion) sitting directly underneath the leg
The rigid right flat foot from the front. Note how the foot is turned away from the midline.The surgically corrected right foot(following triple fusion) sitting directly underneath the leg
the valgus and fixed right heel pre and post corrective triple fusion. the correctly aligned heel sitting squarely beneath the leg.
The valgus and fixed right heel pre and post corrective triple fusion. The correctly aligned heel sitting squarely beneath the leg.
compressive fixation with screws across the subtalar(1), talo-navicular(2) and calcaneocuboid(3) joints
Compressive fixation with screws across the subtalar(1), talo-navicular(2) and calcaneocuboid(3) joints
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