• 10 MAR 19
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    Tendon transfer from behind the ankle (Tibialis posterior tendon transfer)

    Tibialis posterior tendon is located at the back and inside of the ankle. Muscles strained due to increased spasticity disturb walking biomechanics and cause a series of problems that may lead to tiptoeing, failure to step straight and bent knees. Upon evaluation of paediatric orthopaedist, a portion of the tibialis posterior tendon is moved to the front of the foot. There are two operation scars of roughly 4 cm at the heel and the front of the foot.

    Cast is applied (6 to 8 weeks) after the operation depending on the decision of the doctor and the operation area where the muscle is transferred to shall be protected with devices for 6 weeks after the cast. Patients that have the e ability to walk before the operation can walk after the operation with support. Medicine prescribed after being discharged shall be used and polyclinic visits at days 10 and 21 shall be followed.



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