Osteotomy of the calcaneus and concomitant plantar stripping in children with talipes cavo varus

S. Dekel, S. L. Weissman

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Abstract

33 children with 38 feet affected by a cavo varus deformity and treated by calcaneal osteotomy with concomitant stripping of plantar muscles were reviewed 2 to 10 years after operation. Out of 26 patients who were over 11 yr old at the time of the review, 14 (with 18 feet) did not need any further treatment. In 3 other patients the deformity had recurred to a slight degree but did not warrant tarsal reconstruction. In the remaining 9 patients the recurrence was marked and necessitated tarsal reconstruction. The combined procedure is of value when there is progressive deformity in children too young for tarsal reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-808
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1973

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