Inframalleolar Varus Deformity: Role of Calcaneal Osteotomies

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The cavo varus foot is a complex pathology due to skeletal deformity and neuro-muscular unbalance. The key concept for a successful treatment is to consider the whole foot and ankle complex from a bone and soft tissue perspective. Undercorrection is the main issue in cavo varus foot management, which may be attributed to intrinsic correction defects of the described calcaneal osteotomies or to a lack of understanding about the pathology and the subsequent algorithm of treatment. The authors disclose their daily algorithm of treatment, considering the foot and ankle complex and the role of calcaneal osteotomies in ankle inframalleolar deformities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-237
Number of pages19
JournalFoot and Ankle Clinics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2019


  • Calcaneal osteotomy
  • Cavo varus foot classification
  • Cavovarus foot
  • Hindfoot alignment
  • Joint-preserving surgery
  • Pes cavus
  • Supramalleolar osteotomies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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