Deformity correction of the midfoot/hindfoot/ankle
Scott RT, Dujela MD, DeVries JG, et al. Deformity Correction of the Midfoot/Hindfoot/Ankle. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2022;39(2):233-272. doi:10.1016/j.cpm.2021.11.011
The correction of the deformed arthritic foot and ankle is a complicated and somewhat controversial topic. After conservative methods fail, there is a wide range of possible bony procedures and arthrodesis that maybe performed. The appropriate work up and understanding of the pathomechanics is vital to the correct choice of procedures to correct these deformities. Once the work up and procedure selection is done, the operation must also be technically performed well and with efficiency, as most often the condition is corrected with a variety of procedures. This article discusses some of the most common procedures necessary to fully correct deformity of the midfoot, hindfoot, and ankle. This article will also discuss the authors' technique and pearls.