Tenotomy and tendon transfer about the forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot

Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2008 Oct;25(4):547-69, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2008.05.010.


Tendon lengthening and transfer are essential surgical procedures for every foot and ankle surgeon to master, because they are useful in restoring balance and correcting flexible foot deformities. These techniques are even more useful in treating the high-risk patient, because they involve minimal soft-tissue injury and maximum preservation of vascularity. The primary goal of this article is to supplement the foot and ankle surgeon's options for treating static and dynamic foot deformities in the high-risk patient by discussing useful tendon lengthening and transfer procedures about the forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contracture / complications
  • Contracture / pathology
  • Contracture / surgery*
  • Foot Deformities / etiology
  • Foot Deformities / pathology
  • Foot Deformities / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Tendon Transfer / methods*
  • Tendons / surgery*