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Bilateral Equinus with Gatrocnemius Muscle (posterior calf muscle) Shortening

  • Bilateral Equinus with Gatrocnemius Muscle (posterior calf muscle) Shortening

Description of disability:

Equinus is a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited. Someone with equinus lacks the flexibility to bring the top of the foot toward the front of the leg. Equinus can occur in one or both feet.

Treatment:

The recommended surgical procedure is the Strayer's procedure where the gastrocnemius tendon is divided, and allowed to slide up on the soleus tendon, thereby releasing the ankle.

Post operative care: 

Routine postoperative care with rest and immobilization of the part is followed by physiotherapy for the affected muscles.


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