Surgical Treatment of Flexible Flatfoot in Adolescents with Bioabsorbable Implant

  • Sandro Giannini
  • Cesare Faldini
  • Matteo Cadossi
  • Deianira Luciani
  • Stavroula Pagkrati


The foot changes its shape and assumes two different functional positions during normal gait: In the early stance phase, it dorsiflexes, abducts, and everts. These three movements get the hindfoot in a pronated position, flattening the medial arch to strike the floor and enlarge the foot–floor contact surface. During the late stance phase, the foot plantarflexes, adducts, and inverts.


Hallux Valgus Subtalar Joint Plantar Fasciitis Navicular Bone Sinus Tarsus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandro Giannini
    • 1
  • Cesare Faldini
    • 2
  • Matteo Cadossi
    • 2
  • Deianira Luciani
    • 2
  • Stavroula Pagkrati
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Instituto Orthopedico RizzoliUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Instituto Ortopedico RizzoliUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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