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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 209-211

Correction Of Paralytic Calcaneocavus Foot

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Tapan Kumar Maitra

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Paralytic calcaneus deformity due to weak planter flexors of ankle is difficult to manage conservatively. Tendon transfers with or without foot stabilisation have been in practice to regain muscle balance and correct deformity. Release of plantar fascia, osteotomy of vertically inclined calcaneum with displacement of posterior fragment posterosuperiorly alone or in combination with tendon transfer to heel or translocation of peroneus longus gives immediate correction of calcaneocavus deformity with varying degree of increase in power of plantar flexors. It preserves the mobility of the foot, and increases the length or shorter foot. In this series of 23 patients, 5(21.73%) had excellent results,13(56.52%) had good results and 4(17.40%) had fair results. One (4.35%) had proof results. It appears to be procedure of choice in selected cases of post-polio calcaneocavus deformity for improvement of shape and function of foot with mobility.

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