Use of the Cobb procedure in the treatment of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

Babak Baravarian, Thomas Zgonis, Clinton Lowery

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Numerous surgical procedures have been described for the treatment of the adult acquired flatfoot deformity. The surgeon should review in detail all the clinical, radiographic and imaging tests and propose the best surgical procedure for the patient. Although flexor tendon transfer has shown excellent results, the split anterior tibial tendon transfer is a second option. If used properly, the Cobb procedure results in less functional loss, since only half of the anterior tibial tendon is transferred. Furthermore, the flexor tendon is not disrupted and continues its primary function in the foot and ankle. Ultimately, the goals of the surgical procedure are to alleviate the patient's symptoms and pain, restore a normal foot alignment, and limit the loss of foot and ankle function without causing any complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-389
Number of pages19
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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