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A Novel Technique for Correcting a Flexible Internal Rotation Deformity Following Talectomy

Joyner, LCDR Patrick W. MD, MS*; Vap, Alexander R. MD; Orr, Steven BS, MSIV; Fitch, Robert D. MD

Techniques in Orthopaedics:
doi: 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000065
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Talectomy is a procedure that can be used to treat failed clubfoot corrective surgery. Talectomy helps to correct the equinovarus deformity by providing sufficient laxity to the foot. A complication of this procedure is the direct result of the increased laxity it is designed to increase. We report the surgical technique for correcting a rotational deformity of the ankle following talectomy. At one year follow-up, our technique provided a stable correction. Although this is a rare complication, this technique may be useful alone or in conjunction with other procedures for the foot and ankle.

Author Information

*Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Bone & Joint/Sports Medicine Institute, Portsmouth, VA

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division Pediatric Orthopaedics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to LCDR Patrick W. Joyner, MD, MS, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Bone & Joint/Sports Medicine Institute, 620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23708. E-mail:

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