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Combined technique for surgical correction of pediatric severe flexible flatfoot

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    1 Associate Professor, Division of Orthopedics; Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics.
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    a From the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and North General Hospital, New York, New York.
    Ellen Cohen-Sobel
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    1 Associate Professor, Division of Orthopedics; Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics.
    a From the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and North General Hospital, New York, New York.
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    2 Professor, Division of Surgery; Chief, Podiatric Surgery and Residency Director, North General Hospital.
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    a From the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and North General Hospital, New York, New York.
    Renato Giorgini
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    2 Professor, Division of Surgery; Chief, Podiatric Surgery and Residency Director, North General Hospital.
    a From the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and North General Hospital, New York, New York.
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    3 Surgical Fellow, North General Hospital.
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    a From the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and North General Hospital, New York, New York.
    Zunilda Velez
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    3 Surgical Fellow, North General Hospital.
    a From the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and North General Hospital, New York, New York.
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  • Author Footnotes
    a From the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and North General Hospital, New York, New York.
    1 Associate Professor, Division of Orthopedics; Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics.
    2 Professor, Division of Surgery; Chief, Podiatric Surgery and Residency Director, North General Hospital.
    3 Surgical Fellow, North General Hospital.
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      Ten patients with 12 symptomatic severe flatfeet were treated with a combined surgical technique. Patients 10 years or older were treated with Evan's calcaneal osteotomy, Young tenosuspension, and tendo achillis lengthening. Patients under age 10 were treated with modified Young tenosuspension, talonavicular desmoplasty and subtalar arthroereisis. Eight of the 10 patients had marked relief in pain and fatigue and were able to perform all physical activities. Radiographic criteria showed improvement for all patients in all categories.
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