Medium term outcomes of planovalgus foot correction in children using a lateral column lengthening approach with additional procedures ‘a la…

Publication date: Available online 7 September 2013 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Mr Pavel Akimau , Mr Mark Flowers Background We report our medium term outcomes following surgery for symptomatic planovalgus malalignment in children. The technique we describe commences with lateral column lengthening and includes subsequent bony and soft tissue procedures which are carried out ‘a la carte’ in response to the underlying pathology and the behaviour of the foot to the lateral column lengthening. Methods Surgery was undertaken on twenty five symptomatic planovalgus feet in 15 patients at a mean age of 12 years and 6 months (5 years 7 months to 16 years and 3 months)

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Medium term outcomes of planovalgus foot correction in children using a lateral column lengthening approach with additional procedures ‘a la…

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