Stabilizing operations have proved to be very satisfactory procedures in over eighty-five per cent. of the cases in this series. The addition of tendon transplantations to stabilizing operations has definitely improved the results. Each of the operative procedures (Whitman, Hoke, Dunn, Ryerson, Jones, Albee, and Steindler) has a place in the reconstructive surgery of the foot. No one of these operations can be employed satisfactorily in all cases. Careful muscle analysis will determine the indications for the procedure of choice.
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