There is no universally accepted definition of flatfoot (Mosca 2010; Dare and Dodwell 2014), but it can be considered as a foot form where there is a larger than normal plantar contact area with the ground because the medial longitudinal arch is depressed. Hindfoot valgus and abduction of the forefoot are also integral deformities of a flatfoot, apart from loss of the medial longitudinal arch. The term “planovalgus” is thus a more descriptive term for flatfoot.


Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Spina Bifida Plantar Flexor Tibialis Posterior Spastic Diplegia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Robb
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  1. 1.OrthopaedicUniversity of St AndrewsScotlandUK

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