Deformity correction

There are multiple commonly performed deformity correction procedures in foot and ankle surgery for a whole spectrum of various deformities. The nature of the corrective surgery is guided by the nature and severity of the deformity and the functional problems and symptoms causing concern. Corrective surgery usually involves a combination of bone and soft tissue procedures. The bone procedures may be joint preserving in the form of osteotomies, or joint sacrificing in the form of fusions. Occasionally, in very complex cases, the use of an external fixation device to undertake a gradual deformity correction may be needed.