Adult-Acquired Flatfoot Deformity
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Adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) is a painful, progressive condition that occurs when the soft tissues of the foot are overstretched and torn, causing the arch of the foot to collapse.
The posterior tibial tendon attaches to the bones on the inside of the foot, maintains the foot’s arch and provides the strength needed for feet to effectively push-off while walking. When this tendon loses its function, the bones will spread out of their aligned position and the foot will become “flat”—causing individuals to develop adult-acquired flatfoot deformity.
Without an AAFD repair, the condition may progress until the affected foot becomes entirely rigid and quite painful.