Lateral Column Lengthening (Evans Osteotomy) for Adult Acquired Flatfoot
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This surgical procedure is used to modify the shape of the foot, creating an arch to correct the condition of pes planus (commonly called flat foot or fallen arch). It can dramatically change the shape of the foot, giving the foot a more normal appearance.
What is lateral column lengthening?
This detailed video explains the entire process of lateral column lengthening (Evans osteotomy) for adult acquired flatfoot, including preparation, cutting the bone, stabilizing the calcaneus, end of procedure and after care. When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed and the foot is bandaged. The foot is placed in a cast for six to twelve weeks.