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Tennant J.N., *Carmont M., Phisitkul P.
Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2014, vol./is. 7/4(271-276), 1935-973X;1935-9748 (2014)
Calcaneal osteotomy is an extra-articular, joint-sparing procedure that is used in the correction of cavovarus and planovalgus foot deformity. Careful indications and contraindications for the procedure, with meticulous surgical technique, should be followed to avoid complications and to achieve optimal outcomes. Multiple options of osteotomies exist, including translational (medializing and lateralizing calcaneal osteotomy, with ability to slide proximally or distally, closing wedge (Dwyer), and rotational type osteotomies (Evans, Z-osteotomy). Future directions for innovation include developments of both implants and surgical techniques.