Re: Modified kinder procedure- do it or not?
Truthfully, I would say go for the surgery. If her feet are flat, once you become symptomatic, I am not sure there is any other real fix. I developed flat feet as an adult and also had the accessory navicular bone. My ptt ruptured and the accessory bone broke off. I had flat foot reconstruction surgery (calcaneal osteotomy, modified kidner procedure, achielles tendon lengthening, ptt repair and fdl tendon transfer). My foot, from this procedure, healed well. Problem is the recovery. It is a long and sometimes frustrating road to full recovery. It truly takes up to a full year for a full recovery. The other thing you have to think about is I believe the success rate is 85%. Knowing this, I would still recommend the surgery. Please do you research on who performs the surgery. You need to know how many of these types of surgeries he does a month. It is a complicated surgery and you want to make sure that the surgeon is highly qualified to perform the procedure.