What types of surgery can treat posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
If your symptoms of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction persist or your condition is advanced, surgery may be necessary. Several different types of surgery are used to treat posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. The most commonly used procedures include an osteotomy of the heel bone (calcaneus), which involves cutting and shifting the bone to realign the position of the foot, and a tendon transfer, in which the posterior tibial tendon is repaired using fibers from another tendon. The exact procedure used will depend on the severity of your symptoms and whether your arch has collapsed.

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