Open Access Research Article Article ID: OJOR-5-120

    Universal S-shaped Lateral Approach of the Ankle and Hind foot: Technical Tip

    Christophe Vercruysse* and Vandeputte Geoffroy

    The operative treatment of the unstable cavovarus foot is a multi-level procedure and comprises of a combination of osteotomies and soft tissue procedures. After correctionof the bony deformity the soft tissues are balanced via soft tissue procedures and lastly ancillary procedures can be performed. There is evidence that in patients with cavovarus malalignment in combination with ankle. Instability due to lateral ligament insufficiency, an isolated lateral ligament reconstruction will fail over time [1-3]. Moreover, degenerative ankle arthritis and peroneal tendon pathology can be associated in patients with chronic ankle instability and cavovarus malalignment [4].


    Published on: May 27, 2020 Pages: 6-8

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ojor.000020
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