Posterior Tibial Tendon Transfer

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When performed correctly with the right patient population, a tibialis posterior muscle/tendon transfer is an effective procedure. Many different methods have been established for fixating the tendon, each of which has its' own indications. Passing through the interosseous membrane is the preferred and recommended method and should be used unless this is not possible. Good surgical planning based on patient needs and expectations, along with excellent postoperative care including early range of motion and physical therapy minimizes risk of complications and allows for the optimal outcome to be achieved.

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Shane, A. M., Reeves, C. L., Cameron, J. D., & Vazales, R. (2016, January 1). Posterior Tibial Tendon Transfer. Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. W.B. Saunders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpm.2015.06.023

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