Warminster, PA - (215) 672-3222

Newtown, PA - (215) 860-8866

Flatfoot Correction

Adult-acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction usually leads to a gradual loss of the arch. The posterior tibial muscle is a deep muscle in the back of the calf and has a long tendon that extends from above the ankle and attaches into several sites around the arch of the foot. The muscle acts like a stirrup on the inside of the foot to help support the arch. The posterior tibial muscle stabilizes the arch and creates a rigid platform for walking and running. If the posterior tibial tendon becomes damaged or tears, the arch loses its stability and as a result, collapses, causing a flatfoot.

Surgery is often performed to give the patient a more functional and stable foot. Several procedures may be required to correct a flatfoot deformity, depending on the severity of the problem. These may include:

  • Tenosynovectomy—a procedure to clean away (debridement) and remove any of the inflamed tissue around the tendon.
  • Osteotomy—removal of a portion of the heel bone (calcaneus) to move the foot structure back into alignment.
  • Tendon Transfer—in which replacement fibers from another tendon are inserted to help repair damage.
  • Lateral Column Lengthening—A procedure that implants a small piece of bone, usually removed from the hip, outside of the heel bone to create the proper bone alignment and rebuild the arch.
  • Arthrodesis—Fusing of one or more bones together to eliminate any joint movement, which stabilizes the foot and prevents any further deterioration or damage.

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Office Hours
Monday:9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday:8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday:8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday:8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday:9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday:Closed

(215) 672-3222

399 North York Road
Warminster, PA 18974

(215) 860-8866

11 Friends Lane
Newtown, PA 18940

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