Are flat feet causing you pain? Pes Planus or fallen arches are a common condition that typically develops from an early age and can cause foot pain later in life. Medial calcaneal sliding osteotomy is a surgical procedure designed to dramatically modify the existing shape of your foot, creating an arch to correct flat feet.
While not everyone with flat feet experiences pain, the condition is closely associated with ankle and knee pain – it can also alter your ideal leg alignment. If you’re experiencing such pain you may require surgery to correct the condition. Contact us today and take the first step toward full recovery.
Your surgeon will begin by positioning you to allow for optimal visibility of the surgical site. Anesthesia will be administered to ensure you experience no pain during the surgical procedure. The site of the incision will be sterilized before the procedure begins.
An incision is made along the outside of your foot giving the surgeon access to the calcaneus or heel bone. The surgeon will then use a cutting instrument to carefully divide the heel in two separate pieces.
The free piece will be shifted in the heel to create a modified arch in the foot. Once the piece is properly aligned, the surgeon will use surgical screws to reunite the two pieces of calcaneus.
The incision will be closed and carefully bandaged. Your surgeon will give you post-operative instructions that outline the healing process. Most patients will require the use of a cast for a period of six weeks. Following removal of the cast, a walking boot is often required for an additional period of 2-4 weeks.
Don’t let fallen arches pain keep you off your feet. Schedule a consultation with us today and improve your life dramatically in the process.