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Surgical Treatment of Severe Hindfoot Valgus by Medial Displacement Osteotomy of the Os Calcis in Children with Myelomeningocele

Torosian, Craig M. M.D.; Dias, Luciano S. M.D.

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: March-April 2000 - Volume 20 - Issue 2 - p 226-229

Summary: This is a retrospective review of 27 patients with severe hindfoot valgus who were treated with a medial sliding osteotomy of the os calcis. The group consisted of 38 feet in 27 patients with myelomeningocele, ranging in age from 7 to 17 years. Follow-up averaged >5 years. The amount of hindfoot deformity, problems with brace and shoe wear, and overall patient satisfaction were analyzed. Eighty-two percent of the patients were completely satisfied. Most had complete correction of the hindfoot deformity. There was one superficial pin site infection and no nonunions.

Study conducted at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A

From Fox Valley Orthopaedic Institute, Geneva; *Northwestern University Medical School, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. C. M. Torosian, Fox Valley Orthopaedic Institute, 2525 Kaneville Road, Geneva, IL 60134, U.S.A. E-mail: ctorosian@POL.Net

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