Cavus Foot: Deciding Between Osteotomy and Arthrodesis.

Affiliation

Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Mild to moderate cavus deformity creates a dilemma in terms of surgical decision-making. The decision to pursue osteotomy or arthrodesis is not always clear. This article provides a framework for guiding management of these deformities, followed by a detailed surgical approach to correcting moderate cavus deformities, which emphasizes the use of a midfoot osteotomy-arthrodesis.

Keywords

Cavus foot,Coleman block test,Midfoot osteotomy-arthrodesis,Moderate deformity,Soft tissue balancing,

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