The Surgeon’s Perspective
Emma had the unfortunate combination of a flat right foot with hallux valgus. In this situation combining a bunion correction with a flat foot procedure can be very effective but can be a major undertaking.
In Emma’s case we combined both and carried out the following procedures.
- Modified Lapidus and Akin osteotomies to correct hallux valgus.
- Flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer to reconstruct tibial in posterior tendon that had failed.
- Os cal is osteotomy to help correct her valgus heel.
- Arthroreisis screw to maintain correction whilst the soft tissue elements healed.
Emma’s feet before surgery – click on the images below to view full size.