Subtalar joint implant, a type of minimally invasive flat foot surgery, offer a less aggressive option to treating a more mild flatfoot or pediatric flatfoot. Through a small incision over the lateral foot, a small implant is inserted into the sinus tarsi, a small canal that goes up to the ankle below the talus bone. By using this type of surgery for flat feet, much of the inversion and eversion of the rearfoot can be prevented; thus, stabilizing the arch. Minimal dissection allows for a quicker recovery period and a shorter immobilization time when compared to full reconstructive methods.
If you are considering flat foot surgery, contact Foot Surgery Specialists of Texas to schedule an appointment.