The algorithmic approach to pediatric flexible pes planovalgus

Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2006 Jan;23(1):57-76, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2005.10.001.


The author presents an alternative approach to the pediatric flexible pes planovalgus patient. Hopefully, this algorithm can serve as a guide and not as a rule. It is meant to serve the foot and ankle surgeon as a means of eliminating the arbitrary assignment of a flatfoot to procedures. Instead, the algorithm assigns procedures to a type of flatfoot. The specific procedures listed are a guide to reduce our failures while continually improving our successes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Child
  • Flatfoot / physiopathology
  • Flatfoot / surgery*
  • Foot Bones / physiopathology
  • Foot Joints
  • Humans