Hindfoot varus and neurologic disorders

Krause, Fabian G; Iselin, Lukas D (2012). Hindfoot varus and neurologic disorders. Foot and ankle clinics, 17(1), pp. 39-56. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.fcl.2011.11.004

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Muscle imbalance from numerous underlying neurologic disorders can cause dynamic and static hindfoot varus deformity. Most etiologies are congenital, and therefore affect bone morphology and the shape of the foot during growth. Weak and strong muscle groups, bone deformity, and soft-tissue contractures have to be carefully assessed and considered for successful management. Because of the variety of the etiologies and the differences in presentation, treatment decisions in varus hindfoot caused by neurologic disorders must be individualized. Deformity correction includes release of soft tissue contractures, osteotomies and arthrodeses, and tenotomies or tendon transfers to balance muscle strength and prevent recurrence. To decrease elevated anteromedial ankle joint contact stress and provide lateral hindfoot stability during the entire gait cycle, the goal of static and dynamic hindfoot varus realignment is to fully correct all components of the deformity, but particularly the varus tilt of the talus.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery

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