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Flatfoot

By Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS and Samantha A. Luer, DPM

Surgeons rely heavily on preoperative weightbearing (WB) X-rays when selecting the ideal procedure combination for reconstructive flatfoot surgery. A full preoperative weightbearing radiographic series typically involves three views of the foot…

By Ashim Wadehra, DPM, and Lawrence Fallat, DPM, FACFAS

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a common condition that foot and ankle surgeons frequently encounter. It is a debilitating pathology, which results in degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon, hindfoot valgus and collapse of the…

I read with interest a recent Orthotics Q&A column in Podiatry Today entitled “Expert Insights For Prescribing AFOs.”1 Four panelists gave opinions about when they prescribe certain styles of ankle foot orthotic (AFO) devices, specifically…

By Bradly Bussewitz, DPM

Noting the pain and potential complications with midfoot collapse, this author details the treatment of a 68-year-old woman who developed flatfoot due to a collapse of the midfoot…

Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

For patients with stage 2 flatfoot, surgeons can use extraarticular procedures to reconstruct a plantigrade, functional foot without the need for fusions or tendon transfers, according to a new study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

Philip Bresnahan, DPM, FACFAS; and Edwin Harris, DPM, FACFAS
Yes.

This author argues that it may be beneficial to treat asymptomatic flatfoot before it gets worse or leads to a secondary condition for a child.

By Philip Bresnahan, DPM, FACFAS

Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS, AACFAS, and Bradley M. Lamm, DPM, FACFAS

Given the lack of consensus on indications and procedures for flatfoot surgery, these authors offer their insights on revisional flatfoot surgery. In addition to discussing diagnostic keys and pearls on appropriate procedure selection, they…

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