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Equinus

By Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS, Adam R. Johnson, DPM, Jennifer J. Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, David Smith, DPM, Josh Nichols, DPM and Bethany Hine, DPM
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Last November, when I was at the Federation Internationale Des Podologues (FIP) World Congress meeting in Miami, I had a conversation with a Canadian podiatrist about ankle joint equinus. He told me he never sees it in practice. This struck me as…

By Troy Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS, and Samantha Luer, DPM

How can surgeons choose the most effective tendon lengthening procedure for patients with ankle equinus? These authors provide a detailed guide to various permutations of tendo-Achilles lengthening and gastrocnemius recession procedures, citing…

Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, FASPS, FFPM RCPS (Glasg)
Equinus in the athlete is a controversial topic. Some have opined that since almost every athlete has equinus but a smaller percentage of athletes actually suffer from a pathology, equinus may not actually be pathologic
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