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Ankle Equinus and Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession

  • Amol Saxena
  • Christopher Di GiovanniEmail author
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Abstract

Ankle equinus, with contracture of the Achilles tendon, may have a negative effect on foot and ankle function and morphology in the long term if left unevaluated and untreated. The gastrocnemius-soleus complex easily overpowers the other musculotendinous units and ligamentous constraints in the foot when pathologically tight. This can cause ulceration, midfoot breakdown, ankle pathology, and potential gait derangement1–20 (Fig. 26.1). With repetitive contact between the ground and the foot any structure responsible for abnormal loading across the foot during the gait cycle, most often the Achilles tendon, hastens foot breakdown.

Keywords

Achilles Tendon Sural Nerve Ankle Dorsiflexion Achilles Tendinopathy Athletic Individual 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brown University Medical SchoolProvidenceUSA

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