Point-Counterpoint: Is The Flexor Digitorum Longus Tendon Transfer Effective For Stage 2 Adult-Acquired Flatfoot?

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William T. DeCarbo, DPM, AACFAS; Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, Ramy Fahim, DPM, AACFAS, and Zachary Thomas, DPM

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These authors say performing the flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer is unnecessary in most cases and this tendon lacks the long-term mechanical advantage to stabilize the midfoot in patients with stage 2 adult-acquired flatfoot.

By Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, Ramy Fahim, DPM, AACFAS,
and Zachary Thomas, DPM

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