Role of talectomy in the treatment of rigid talipes equinovarus deformities

GR Johnson Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA, USA.

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P Han Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA, USA.

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JA Giacopelli Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA, USA.

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The authors provide a review of the principles of talectomy as a surgical treatment option for severe, rigid, and resistant clubfoot deformities. Such deformities are associated with a high recurrence rate and frequently involve a large number of surgical interventions to attain a satisfactory result. Talectomy has been successfully used as both a primary and salvage procedure to treat such deformities, often eliminating the need for subsequent surgeries. A discussion of the operative technique, indications, advantages, and common complications associated with the procedure is presented. In addition, a case report of talectomy used to treat a severe, bilateral clubfoot deformity in a 4-year-old boy is included.

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