Dr. Steven Chen and Dr. Mark Pell
934 County Line Road Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Tel: (610) 527-8655

1223 West Chester Pike, Suite #1
West Chester, PA 19382, Tel: (610) 436-6132

100 E. Lancaster Ave. Lankenau Hosp. South MOB #117, Wynnewood, Tel: (610)649-9662

Adult-acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction usually leads to a gradual loss of the arch. The posterior tibial muscle is a deep muscle in the back of the calf and has a long tendon that extends from above the ankle and attaches into several sites around the arch of the foot. The muscle acts like a stirrup on the inside of the foot to help support the arch. The posterior tibial muscle stabilizes the arch and creates a rigid platform for walking and running. If the posterior tibial tendon becomes damaged or tears, the arch loses its stability and as a result, collapses, causing a flatfoot.

Surgery is often performed to give the patient a more functional and stable foot. Several procedures may be required to correct a flatfoot deformity, depending on the severity of the problem. These may include:

  • Tenosynovectomy—a procedure to clean away (debridement) and remove any of the inflamed tissue around the tendon.
  • Osteotomy—removal of a portion of the heel bone (calcaneus) to move the foot structure back into alignment.
  • Tendon Transfer—in which replacement fibers from another tendon are inserted to help repair damage.
  • Lateral Column Lengthening—A procedure that implants a small piece of bone, usually removed from the hip, outside of the heel bone to create the proper bone alignment and rebuild the arch.
  • Arthrodesis—Fusing of one or more bones together to eliminate any joint movement, which stabilizes the foot and prevents any further deterioration or damage.

Also available:

Flexible Flat-feet / Hyper-pronation Treatment

Laser Treatment options for Fungus Nails

Restorative Nails System-KERYflex

ALSO SERVICE NEW  LOCATION AS OF DECEMBER 1st, 2017: @LANKENAU HOSPITAL, South MOB #117, Wynnewood, Pa 19096,        Tel: (610)649-9662