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What are the goals of flatfoot surgical correction?

The primary goal of this procedure is to correct the flattening of the arch of the foot.

While the main purpose of flatfoot surgical correction is to improve the alignment of the foot, it also has cosmetic benefits, as it will make it appear more aesthetic.

By correcting the flattening of the arch of the foot, you will be able to put normal pressure on it when standing and walking.

Another goal of the surgery is to maintain the motion of the foot. Tendon repairs will be performed along the inside of the foot to reinforce the primary one which lifts the arch. Furthermore, bone cuts and bone fusions may be made to achieve this goal. The soft tissue will also be altered during the procedure.

However, in most cases, a combination of the above methods is employed to achieve the desired result. Eventually, the ability to walk correctly and the alleviation of pain will be obtained.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/