Deformity Correction

Flatfoot

  • Flatfoot is the collapse of the arch of your foot. This deformity may be asymptomatic or symptomatic.

What are my treatment options?

  • If your flatfoot is symptomatic, it may be treated with orthotics, proper shoe gear, bracing etc.
  • If conservative options fail, surgical options including balancing of the tendons/ligaments and realign of the joints. It may require fusion of the joints if the deformity is severe.

High arch foot

  • Arch is excessive high in the foot. Similar to flatfoot deformity it may be asymptomatic or symptomatic.

What are my treatment options?

  • If your high arch foot is symptomatic, it may be treated with orthotics, proper shoe gear, bracing etc
  • If conservative options fail, surgical options including balancing of the tendons/ligaments and realign of the joints. It may require fusion of the joints if the deformity is severe.

Charcot degenerative arthropathy may be a limb threatening disease process which may affect the foot and/or ankle. This is a disease process which is most commonly associated with diabetes mellitus but can be seen with several other medical conditions. Charcot arthropathy may collapse the arch of the foot and appear as a “rocker bottom” deformity. This is problematic due to the increased stresses it places on the plantar skin and may cause ulcerations and/or infections. The infection may potentially be limb threatening.

What are my treatment options?

  • There is no “cure” for Charcot arthropathy thus may be difficult to control and predict
  • Good glycemic control helps in progression of the disease process
  • Custom shoes or braces are often necessary to appropriately off-load the pressure areas
  • If skin break down occurs due to bony prominences, the surgical options can be as “simple” as shaving off the prominent bone vs complete reconstruction of the foot.
  • Proximal limb amputation is a viable option if limb continues to be a constant threat on life.
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