Aug 29, 2018
Reconstruction of the stage II adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) often requires the use of multiple osteotomies and soft tissue procedures that may not heal well in older patients. The purpose of our study was to determine whether patients older than 65 years with stage II AAFD had inferior clinical outcomes or an increased number of subsequent surgical procedures after flatfoot reconstruction when compared with younger patients.
Our study found that patients older than 65 years with stage II AAFD have improvements in patient-reported outcomes and rates of revision surgery after surgical reconstruction that were not significantly different than those of younger patients.
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