The treatment of failed reconstruction for adult acquired flat foot deformity

Foot Ankle Clin. 2003 Sep;8(3):647-54. doi: 10.1016/s1083-7515(03)00118-9.


The successful salvage of a failed reconstruction for adult acquired flat foot deformity requires a thorough assessment of the alignment, healing, and function of the entire foot. The pain that is experienced by the patient often emanates from multiple sources. Once identified, the plan of treatment must provide an integrated and comprehensive approach to resolve the origins of pain to restore durable function to the foot. Often, these goals may be achieved through the use of orthotics, physical therapy, and other nonoperative means. Additional or revision surgical procedures may be necessary to complete or correct the previous attempts to reconstruct the foot.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthrodesis / adverse effects
  • Flatfoot / rehabilitation
  • Flatfoot / surgery*
  • Flatfoot / therapy*
  • Foot Deformities, Acquired / rehabilitation
  • Foot Deformities, Acquired / surgery*
  • Foot Deformities, Acquired / therapy*
  • Foot Joints / surgery
  • Humans
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Osteotomy / adverse effects
  • Pain, Postoperative / therapy
  • Salvage Therapy / methods*
  • Treatment Failure