Tendon transfer procedures are used commonly for the correction of soft tissue imbalances and instabilities. The complete transfer and the split transfer of the tibialis anterior tendon are well-accepted methods for the treatment of idiopathic equinovarus deformity in children and adults. Throughout the literature, complete and split transfer have been shown to yield significant improvements in ankle and foot range of motion and muscle function. At present, there is insufficient evidence to recommend one procedure over the other, although the split procedure has been advocated for consistently achieving inversion to eversion muscle balance without overcorrection.
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Mulhern, J. L., Protzman, N. M., & Brigido, S. A. (2016). Tibialis Anterior Tendon Transfer. Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery, 33(1), 41–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpm.2015.06.003
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery