Tarsal tunnel decompression in leg lengthening and deformity correction of the foot and ankle.

By:Lamm BM, Paley D, Testani M, Herzenberg JE|Date: August 22, 2012|Source: J Foot Ankle Surg. 2007 May-Jun;46(3):201-6

Abstract

Decompression of the tarsal tunnel has been performed since the 1960s and has resulted in variable outcomes. The success rate of this procedure has ranged from 44% to 95%. We review the anatomy of the tarsal tunnel region and offer a detailed surgical approach for the decompression of its contents. We also discuss the role of this procedure in leg lengthening and deformity correction of the foot and ankle.