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Kendall Park Office

(732) 297-3002

Holmdel Office

(732) 739-3230

West Orange Office

(973) 731-1266

Kendall Park Office

(732) 297-3002

Holmdel Office

(732) 739-3230

West Orange Office

(973) 731-1266

Flatfoot Correction

Adult-acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction usually leads to a gradual loss of the arch. The posterior tibial muscle is a deep muscle in the back of the calf and has a long tendon that extends from above the ankle and attaches into several sites around the arch of the foot. The muscle acts like a stirrup on the inside of the foot to help support the arch. The posterior tibial muscle stabilizes the arch and creates a rigid platform for walking and running. If the posterior tibial tendon becomes damaged or tears, the arch loses its stability and as a result, collapses, causing a flatfoot.

Surgery is often performed to give the patient a more functional and stable foot. Several procedures may be required to correct a flatfoot deformity, depending on the severity of the problem. These may include:

  • Tenosynovectomy—a procedure to clean away (debridement) and remove any of the inflamed tissue around the tendon.
  • Osteotomy—removal of a portion of the heel bone (calcaneus) to move the foot structure back into alignment.
  • Tendon Transfer—in which replacement fibers from another tendon are inserted to help repair damage.
  • Lateral Column Lengthening—A procedure that implants a small piece of bone, usually removed from the hip, outside of the heel bone to create the proper bone alignment and rebuild the arch.
  • Arthrodesis—Fusing of one or more bones together to eliminate any joint movement, which stabilizes the foot and prevents any further deterioration or damage.

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Kendall Park Office

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Holmdel Office

Monday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm *(every other Saturday)*

Sunday:

Closed

West Orange Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

2:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed