New nonfusion procedure for talocalcaneal coalitions with a fixed heel valgus

RG YenFountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA.

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JA GiacopelliFountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA.

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DP GranoffFountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA.

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SD SmithFountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA.

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The authors present a case of bilateral middle facet talocalcaneal coalitions with peroneal spasm producing a fixed valgus heel. They introduce a corrective procedure used at the Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center and discuss its application in podiatric surgery. Correction included resection of the synostosis and lateral opening wedge heterogenous bone graft in the calcaneus to redistribute the body's weight on the heel and centralized over the axis of the subtalar joint.