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Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e31819998dc

The Gastrocnemius Slide Procedure Using the Piecrust Technique

Manoli, Arthur II MD

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The gastrocnemius slide procedure is being used increasingly as a primary and adjunct procedure for the treatment of many foot disorders. A piecrusting of the gastrocnemius-soleus complex just below the muscle bellies of the gastrocnemius muscle appears to be a safe way to obtain a controlled lengthening of this musculotendinous unit.

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