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Rigid flatfoot

Charlie Michaudet, Katherine M Edenfield, Guy W Nicolette, Peter J Carek
Pes planus or pes planovalgus (ie, flatfoot) is a common condition among young children and also is encountered in adults. In children, congenital pes planus typically resolves with age as the foot musculature strengthens. Flexible pes planus is defined as a normal arch during non-weight-bearing activity or tiptoeing, with a flattening arch on standing. In rigid pes planus, the arch remains stiff and collapsed with or without weight bearing. Patients with rigid pes planus should be referred for subspecialist treatment...
February 2018: FP Essentials
E von Stillfried
Most deformities of the foot are visible at birth and can be diagnosed without imaging. They can be divided into congenital flexible, congenital structural and acquired foot deformities. The most common congenital flexible foot deformity in children is the metatarsus adductus, which usually requires no long-term therapy. Regarding congenital structural deformities, such as the clubfoot and talus verticalis, plaster therapy should be started during the first week of life, so that by the end of the first year of life and the beginning of the verticalization, a pain-free resilient foot with normal function is present...
January 17, 2018: Der Radiologe
Caitlyn M Rerucha, Caleb Dickison, Drew C Baird
Leg and foot problems in childhood are common causes of parental concern. Rotational problems include intoeing and out-toeing. Intoeing is most common in infants and young children. Intoeing is caused by metatarsus adductus, internal tibial torsion, and femoral anteversion. Out-toeing is less common than intoeing and occurs more often in older children. Out-toeing is caused by external tibial torsion and femoral retroversion. Angular problems include genu varum (bowleg) and genu valgum (knock knee). With pes planus (flatfoot), the arch of the foot is usually flexible rather than rigid...
August 15, 2017: American Family Physician
Hayato Kobayashi, Yasunori Kageyama, Yoji Shido
Calcaneocuboid distraction arthrodesis (CCDA) is regarded as an effective method for reconstructing adult-acquired flatfoot deformity. In the present study, we present our experience with newly developed rigid β-tricalcium phosphate wedges to treat CCDA to better understand the outcomes of this synthetic bone grafting procedure. A total of 13 feet in 13 patients underwent CCDA with synthetic bone grafts. One male (7.69%) and 12 females (92.31%), with a mean age of 65.07 ± 11.83 (range 36 to 77) years, were followed up for a mean duration of 32...
November 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Samuel E Ford, Brian P Scannell
Pediatric flatfeet are common, are usually asymptomatic, and typically improve over time as young children age. It is critical to differentiate flexible from rigid flatfeet and to assess for associated Achilles contracture with a careful history, physical examination, and initial radiographs. Although there are limited data, nonsurgical management of symptomatic flatfeet, both flexible and rigid, should be exhausted before considering surgical intervention. If patients fail conservative treatment, surgical management with joint-preserving, deformity-corrective techniques is typically used for pediatric flexible flatfeet in conjunction with deformity-specific soft tissue procedures...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
Todd A Irwin
The overcorrected flatfoot reconstruction is a less common but often difficult sequelae of surgical treatment of the adult acquired flatfoot deformity. Understanding the patient's symptoms and how they correlate to the procedures performed during the index surgery are paramount to determining the appropriate course of treatment. Patients' symptoms may resemble those seen in the cavovarus foot condition, often secondary to overlengthening of the lateral column or excessive displacement of the calcaneal tuberosity...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
Brian Steginsky, Anand Vora
The spring ligament complex is an important static restraint of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot and its failure has been associated with progressive flatfoot deformity. Reconstruction of the spring ligament complex is most appropriate in stage II posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, before severe peritalar subluxation and rigid deformity develops. Although an understanding of the spring ligament complex and its contribution to medial arch stability has grown, there is no unanimously accepted surgical technique that has consistently demonstrated satisfactory outcomes...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
So Young Ahn, Soo Kyung Bok, Bong Ok Kim, In Sik Park
BACKGROUND: A talus control foot orthosis (TCFO) combines an inverted rigid foot orthosis (RFO) with a broad upright portion that rises well above the navicular to cover and protect the talonavicular joint. We sought to identify the therapeutic effect of TCFOs in children with flexible flatfoot. METHODS: Flexible flatfoot was diagnosed in 40 children when either of the feet had greater than 4° valgus of resting calcaneal stance position (RCSP) angle and one of the radiographic indicators was greater than 30° in anteroposterior talocalcaneal angles, 45° in lateral talocalcaneal angles, and 4° in lateral talometatarsal angles and less than 10° of calcaneal pitch in barefoot radiographs...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Jaime Rice Denning
Tarsal coalition (a congenital fibrous, cartilaginous, or bony connection between two bones) classically presents with recurrent ankle sprains or with insidious onset of a painful, stiff flatfoot. Flatfoot is a benign finding most of the time, but it is important to distinguish the rigid flatfoot from the flexible flatfoot. A patient with recurrent sprains of the ankle or a stiff flatfoot should be evaluated for a tarsal coalition. The key to making the diagnosis is careful examination for stiffness in the subtalar joint and appropriate imaging studies...
April 2016: Pediatric Annals
Emily A Quinn, Kyle S Peterson, Christopher F Hyer
Calcaneonavicular coalitions can lead to a painful, rigid pes planovalgus deformity. Historical treatment of coalitions recommends resection. A newer concept in coalition treatment includes concomitant flatfoot reconstruction. In the present study, we hoped to demonstrate the ability to reconstruct a flatfoot deformity with concomitant calcaneonavicular coalition resection. We performed a retrospective comparative study of patients undergoing isolated calcaneonavicular bar excision (group A) with those undergoing calcaneonavicular bar excision and concomitant pes planovalgus reconstruction (group B)...
May 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
James B Carr, Scott Yang, Leigh Ann Lather
Flatfoot (pes planus) is common in infants and children and often resolves by adolescence. Thus, flatfoot is described as physiologic because it is usually flexible, painless, and of no functional consequence. In rare instances, flatfoot can become painful or rigid, which may be a sign of underlying foot pathology, including arthritis or tarsal coalition. Despite its prevalence, there is no standard definition for pediatric flatfoot. Furthermore, there are no large, prospective studies that compare the natural history of idiopathic, flexible flat feet throughout development in response to various treatments...
March 2016: Pediatrics
Jacob Wynes, Bradley M Lamm, Anil Bhave, Randa K Elmallah, Michael A Mont
The authors present the case of an 81-year-old man who, despite an anatomically aligned total knee arthroplasty, continued to have knee pain. The patient's ipsilateral rigid flatfoot caused by an earlier partial pedal amputation resulted in a valgus moment during gait, thus creating clinical symptoms in the total knee arthroplasty. Because of the deformity and scarring within the flatfoot, this valgus deformity was corrected through a varus distal femoral osteotomy. The result was normalization of the mechanical axis of the lower limb and a pain-free total knee arthroplasty with an excellent clinical outcome...
January 2016: Orthopedics
Abdel Majid Sheikh Taha, David S Feldman
Flatfoot is commonly encountered by pediatric orthopedic surgeons and pediatricians. A paucity of literature exists on how to define a flatfoot. The absence of the medial arch with a valgus hindfoot is the hallmark of this pathology. Flatfoot can be flexible or rigid. This review focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the flexible flatfoot. Most flatfeet are flexible and clinically asymptomatic, and warrant little intervention. If feet are symptomatic, treatment is needed. Most patients who require treatment improve with foot orthotics and exercises...
December 2015: Foot and Ankle Clinics
Kathryn Bauer, Vincent S Mosca, Lewis E Zionts
BACKGROUND: Children with flatfeet are frequently referred to pediatric orthopaedic clinics. Most of these patients are asymptomatic and require no treatment. Care must be taken to differentiate patients with flexible flatfeet from those with rigid deformity that may have underlying pathology and have need of treatment. Rigid flatfeet in infants may be attributable to a congenital vertical talus (CVT); whereas those in older children and adolescents may be due to an underlying tarsal coalition...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
B Hintermann
OBJECTIVE: Lengthening of the lateral column for adduction of forefoot and restoration of the medial arch. Stabilization of the ankle joint complex. INDICATIONS: Supple flatfoot deformity (posterior tibial tendon dysfunction stage II). Instability of the medial ankle joint complex (superficial deltoid and spring ligament). Posttraumatic valgus and pronation deformity of the foot. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Rigid flatfoot deformity (posterior tibial tendon dysfunction stage III and IV)...
August 2015: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
Yu Cheng, Huilin Yang, Li Ni, Dawei Song, Hongtao Zhang
The increase in proportional loading of the fibula with progression of hindfoot deformity would lead to high fibular loads during rapid walking, resulting in insufficiency fractures. We report an unusual mechanism of such fracture in a textile worker resulting from valgus alignment from a stage III flatfoot deformity. The stress fracture was missed initially and only confirmed by CT examination. The patient responded well to nonoperative treatment and had an excellent recovery with no residual symptoms finally...
2015: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Markus Knupp, Lukas Zwicky, Tamara Horn Lang, Julian Röhm, Beat Hintermann
The medial approach to the subtalar joint allows good visualization of the articular surfaces. Compared with the lateral approach, advantages are found particularly in flatfoot correction, in which the single-incision technique can be used for corrective fusions of rigid flatfoot deformity. Union rates are comparable with the traditional lateral approach; however, wound healing problems occur less frequently. Avascular necrosis of the talus is a rare but serious complication, although frequency seems to be independent of the approach chosen...
June 2015: Foot and Ankle Clinics
J Röhm, L Zwicky, T Horn Lang, Y Salentiny, B Hintermann, M Knupp
Talonavicular and subtalar joint fusion through a medial incision (modified triple arthrodesis) has become an increasingly popular technique for treating symptomatic flatfoot deformity caused by posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to look at its clinical and radiological mid- to long-term outcomes, including the rates of recurrent flatfoot deformity, nonunion and avascular necrosis of the dome of the talus. A total of 84 patients (96 feet) with a symptomatic rigid flatfoot deformity caused by posterior tibial tendon dysfunction were treated using a modified triple arthrodesis...
May 2015: Bone & Joint Journal
Jenny M Frances, David S Feldman
Flatfoot in a child may be normal before development of the arch, but the prevalence decreases with age. Treatment is indicated only in the presence of pain and should begin with nonsurgical management options such as stretching of the Achilles tendon and the use of soft shoe orthotics. If pain persists, a modified Evans procedure, together with additional procedures to address forefoot supination, can be successful in correcting deformity and addressing pain. A thorough understanding of the pathology and correction desired will help minimize complications and recurrence...
2015: Instructional Course Lectures
Bing Xie, Jing Tian, Xin-wei Liu, Da-peng Zhou, Liang-bi Xiang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of accessory navicular fusion for treatment of the painful accessory navicular bone of type II in adults. METHODS: From June 2006 to June 2012, a total of 38 feet (in 35 adult patients) with painful accessory navicular with type I underwent an fusion operation of the primary and accessory navicular bones,including 26 males and 9 females with a mean age of (32.4±7.3) years old ranging from 18 to 44 years old. The course of disease ranged from 3 to 10 months...
October 2014: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
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