1. Some weak feet do not respond to the ordinary conservative treatment and operation is indicated.
2. Many operations have been done which have resulted in definite improvement, but none of these operations has been outstandingly successful.
3. The operation described here is moderately simple, can be used for all types of weak or flat feet, and is applicable to adults as well as children.
4. The results obtained through the use of this operation are satisfactory cosmetically as well as functionally.
5. The use of appliances and special shoes may usually be discontinued after the operation.
6. There is some danger of overcorrection in growing children, as illustrated in one case.
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