This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of normal, overweight, and obese children with symptomatic flexible flatfeet managed with the 'calcaneo-stop' procedure (CSP), and to determine whether any correlation exists between patient weight and outcome. One hundred and seventy-four symptomatic flexible flatfeet were managed with CSP during the study period. The patients were divided into three groups according to their BMI and weight Z-scores: normal, overweight, and obese. Their clinical and radiographic outcomes were assessed preoperatively, and at 1 and 5 years after the index procedure. Although the radiographic criteria were comparable between the three groups, the clinical outcome was worse in obese children than in normal and overweight patients (P<0.05). BMI and the Z-score affected the outcomes of obese patients treated with CSP for symptomatic flexible flatfeet. Although the radiographic outcome was similar irrespective of BMI and Z-scores, obese patients had significantly lower clinical scores than the other patients.

Effects of body weight on the clinical and radiological outcomes of children with flexible flatfeet managed with the 'calcaneo-stop' procedure

Pavone, Vito
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Vescio, Andrea;Costa, Danilo;Sessa, Giuseppe;Testa, Gianluca
2019

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of normal, overweight, and obese children with symptomatic flexible flatfeet managed with the 'calcaneo-stop' procedure (CSP), and to determine whether any correlation exists between patient weight and outcome. One hundred and seventy-four symptomatic flexible flatfeet were managed with CSP during the study period. The patients were divided into three groups according to their BMI and weight Z-scores: normal, overweight, and obese. Their clinical and radiographic outcomes were assessed preoperatively, and at 1 and 5 years after the index procedure. Although the radiographic criteria were comparable between the three groups, the clinical outcome was worse in obese children than in normal and overweight patients (P<0.05). BMI and the Z-score affected the outcomes of obese patients treated with CSP for symptomatic flexible flatfeet. Although the radiographic outcome was similar irrespective of BMI and Z-scores, obese patients had significantly lower clinical scores than the other patients.
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