Adult acquired flat foot deformity: The joint-preserving procedures in stage II tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction. It is often missed unless it is associated with a generalised medical condition such as rheumatoid arthritis. Surgical management is indicated when conservative treatment fails. The joint-preserving procedures have evolved over the years and are preferred for the flexible, non-arthritic deformity. The mean age was
Adult acquired flatfoot deformity AAFD , embraces a wide spectrum of deformities. AAFD is a complex pathology consisting both of posterior tibial tendon insufficiency and failure of the capsular and ligamentous structures of the foot. Each patient presents with characteristic deformities across the involved joints, requiring individualized treatment. Early stages may respond well to aggressive conservative management, yet more severe AAFD necessitates prompt surgical therapy to halt the progression of the disease to stages requiring more complex procedures.
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Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction , also known as adult acquired flatfoot deformity, is a common cause of pain and flattening of the arch of the foot. It tends to occur with age. The posterior tibial tendon is a large and very important tendon on the medial or inner side of the ankle. It supports the arch and inverts the foot.