Your contact partners
in this area:
Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Prof.
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

Telephone:
036691 8-1002


Specialist Registrar Dr. med. André Sachse
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. André Sachse

Head of department children

Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Child Orthopaedics, Special Orthopaedic Surgery, Chirotherapy

Specialist Registrar's Office
Gabi Geier

Telephone:
036691 8-1439


Skewed flatfoot

Whereas skewed flatfoot may occur in childhood development and usually disappears again later, in a few children it leads to decompensation:

The degree of skewing, especially of the heel, greatly increases. The foot can be erected on tiptoes only incompletely or only terminally – after long periods of standing and walking, pain occurs.

Conservative measures are generally unsuccessful:
Children and youths frequently do not carry out foot gymnastics sufficiently and independently. In addition, physiotherapy is only able to a limited extent to completely correcting the malpositioning.

Therefore, especially in the case of very painful skewed flatfoot, we recommend extra-articular arthrorisis:
With this minimally invasive operation, a titanium screw is inserted from the outside of the foot into the space between the heel and ankle bones. This prevents further bending outwards of the heel bone. If diagnosed accordingly, we perform the operation between the 8th and 13th year of life.

After the operation and a short period of immobilisation, full weight can be placed on the foot again. It is expected that due to the correction the malpositioned joint areas return to the normal position in the further course of growth and the foot thus remains stable.

In the youths operated on so far, a correction of the malpositioning, full load capacity and good functioning of the foot have been observed.

This may interest you:
Orthopaedics: Disorders and injuries of the foot

The Chair for Orthopaedics at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg is one of the most experienced clinics in Germany for diagnostics and treatment (conservative and operative) of disorders of the foot and upper ankle joint.

More information.


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We can often only help patients with very painful skewed flatfoot by means of a minimally invasive operation.

We can often only help patients with very painful skewed flatfoot by means of a minimally invasive operation.

Your Chief Specialist Registrar:
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. André Sachse
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. André Sachse
Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Child Orthopaedics, Special Orthopaedic Surgery, Chirotherapy

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