Soft tissue reconstruction and osteotomies for pes planovalgus correction
DeVries JG, DeCarbo WT, Scott RT, Bussewitz B, Thompson M, Hyer CF. Soft Tissue Reconstruction and Osteotomies for Pes Planovalgus Correction. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2022;39(2):207-231. doi:10.1016/j.cpm.2021.11.010
The correction of the flexible pes planovalgus foot and ankle is a complicated and somewhat controversial topic. After conservative methods fail, there is a wide range of possible soft tissue and bony procedures. The appropriate work up and understanding of the pathomechanics are vital to the correct choice of procedures to correct these deformities. Once the work up and procedure selection are 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 the pes planovalgus foot and discusses the authors' technique and pearls.