International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2022, Volume 8 Issue 4

Split anterior tibial tendon transfer (Splatt) to the peroneus brevis/tertius for the correction of varus foot deformity in children: A case series

Author(s): Dr. Sharat Agarwal and Dr Plaban Nath Chowdhury
Abstract: 
Objective: The purpose of the study was to determine the safety/efficacy of a split anterior tibialis tendon transfer (SPLATT) to the peroneus brevis/tertius in children with varus feet.
Methods: This is a case series of 5children with varus foot who had undergone split anterior tibialis tendon transfer (SPLATT) to the peroneus brevis/tertius. The principal outcome measures were changes in pain (measured by likert scale), difficulty with shoe wear (measured by mean difference in pre and post op scores) and radiological parameters obtained from anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of the affected foot before and after surgery. Each case was followed up for 1 year.
Results: After surgery foot pain and problems with shoe wear improved. The radiological criteria also showed a clinically and statistically significant (p<0.001) improvement at follow-up, the majority being in the normal range.
Conclusion: Soft-tissue surgery in the form of SPLATT was successful in the majority of children with varus deformity of foot resulting in a plantigrade, flexible foot with minimal pain or limitations in shoe-wear.
Pages: 16-20  |  45 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sharat Agarwal, Dr Plaban Nath Chowdhury. Split anterior tibial tendon transfer (Splatt) to the peroneus brevis/tertius for the correction of varus foot deformity in children: A case series. Int J Orthop Sci 2022;8(4):16-20. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2022.v8.i4a.3235
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences