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Results of dorsal approach in surgical correction of congenital vertical talus: an Indian experience

Saini, Raghav; Gill, Shivinder Singh; Dhillon, Mandeep Singh; Goyal, Tarun; Wardak, Emal; Prasad, Prabhudev

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: March 2009 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 63-68
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328321ce71

We present our experience in the correction of congenital vertical talus deformity in a single stage using dorsal approach. We operated on 20 feet using the dorsal approach and the average age of patients at the time of surgery was 16 months. Talonavicular reduction was achieved in all the feet and there was significant improvement in postoperative talo-calcaneal and talo-first metatarsal angles, which were well maintained at a follow-up of 4 years. In conclusion, the dorsal approach efficiently manages the deformities of a congenital vertical talus foot and provides consistent radiological and clinical outcome with minimal complications such as revision surgeries and osteonecrosis of the talus.

Department of Orthopaedics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence to Dr Raghav Saini, MD, House no.1270, Sector-15, Panchkula 134113, Haryana, India

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