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Gastrocnemius Soleus Recession

A Simpler, More Limited Approach

Bradley M. Lamm Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.

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Multiple surgical procedures have been described for the correction of equinus deformity. We present a review of the anatomy, biomechanics, and clinical assessment of equinus. In addition, we provide a detailed surgical technique for gastrocnemius soleus recession and introduce an anatomical guide for surgical treatment. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 95(1): 18–25, 2005)

Corresponding author: Bradley M. Lamm, DPM, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2401 W Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215.
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