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Accessory Navicular surgery with realignment of the heel

Posted by Jackie S on 10/31/02 at 16:45 (098832)

I recently took my son to a prominent foot and ankle surgeon for advise on my sons two feet that have accessory navicular. I understand the procedure but the doctor we visited also would like to cut the heel bone and realign it 1/4 inch. This he has found to decrease the amount of pain some of his patients have later on and possibly decrease the chances of needing an orthodic.

It seems to me that this would be extremely intrusive and without a good study if it is needed.

Have you heard of this being done before and do you know it's success rate?

Thank you for your reply.