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Tarsometatarsal truncated-wedge arthrodesis for pes cavus and equinovarus deformity of the fore part of the foot
MH Jahss
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1980 Jul 01;62(5):713-722
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Abstract

The indications, contraindications, technique, and end results of thirty-four tarsometatarsal truncated-wedge arthrodeses performed for cavus and equinovarus deformity of the fore part of the foot were reviewed. The etiology of deformity included idiopathic pes cavus, equinus deformity of the fore part of the foot, residual club foot, poliomyelitis, and compartment syndromes. With th truncated-wedge arthrodesis the subtalar joint is not violated and selective correction of any combination of depression of the metatarsal head is readily accomplished. By strict adherence to the indications and exacting surgical technique, complications are rare and the end results are uniformly excellent.

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