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2020 Oct

Foot Ankle Surg



Percutaneous Zadek osteotomy for the treatment of insertional Achilles tendinopathy.


Nordio A, Chan JJ, Guzman JZ, Hasija R, Vulcano E
Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Oct; 26(7):818-821.
PMID: 31784097.


Insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT) is a challenging common lower extremity disorder, despite several treatment options described in literature. Open dorsal closing wedge calcaneal osteotomy or Zadek Osteotomy (ZO), for the treatment of the IAT has good clinical results but a high rate of postoperative complications. The purpose of this study is to describe percutaneous ZO for the treatment of the IAT and to evaluate its impact on the clinical and functional postoperative outcomes.