Corrective Osteotomies Used in Cavus Reconstruction

Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2015 Jul;32(3):375-87. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2015.03.003.


The authors dedicate this article to describing the clinical work-up and etiology for a cavus foot deformity as well as the surgical decision making for correction. Understanding and proper utilization of osteotomies is paramount in the improvement of cavus foot deformities. Also, the authors share their own experiences with preferred techniques for optimal outcomes.

Keywords: Arthrodesis; Cavovarus; First metatarsal; Osteotomy; Pes cavus.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Foot Deformities / diagnosis
  • Foot Deformities / physiopathology
  • Foot Deformities / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Osteotomy / methods*