Surgical Management of Gross Mid-foot Damage

1977 Leprosy Review  
A technique is presented for radical surgical management of gross mid-foot damage with preserved, useful plantar ' skin in the heel area. lt is essentially a combination of pretalar amputation and calcaneo-tibial fusion with the calcaneum in 45 degrees rotation. This ensures a sound weightbearing surface and a trouble-free take-off area. This technique does not depend on sophisticated orthoses or prostheses.
doi:10.5935/0305-7518.19770006 fatcat:bzehmipsl5ehxnvckp2kpz5o4q