Adult acquired flatfoot is one of the most common problems affecting the foot and ankle. Treatment ranges from nonsurgical methods — such as orthotics and braces — to surgery. Your doctor will create a treatment plan for you based on what is causing your AAFD. Adult acquired flatfoot is a very common condition that affects the feet and ankles of adult males and females. In people with adult acquired flatfoot, the arch of the foot falls or collapses. It can be a painful, sometimes debilitating condition.
Adult-acquired flatfoot deformities pose clinical challenges from assessment to the treatment course. Reviewing the pertinent literature and sharing their experience, the authors propose a conservative clinical pathway for this common condition. Adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) is a common and often debilitating chronic foot and ankle. The adult acquired flatfoot deformity cannot be reproduced experimentally by releasing the tibialis posterior tendon alone. Deland, J.T., Arnoczky, S.P., Thompson, F.M. Adult acquired flatfoot deformity at the talonavicular joint: Reconstruction of the spring ligament in .
Adult acquired flatfoot deformity, primarily posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, in many cases can be successfully managed with conservative treatment modalities including early immobilization, long-term bracing, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications.