Return To Sport Activities in Patients Surgically Treated For Flat Foot in Paeditric Age


The SURGERY of arthrosis of the subtalar joint, carried out between 9 and 12 years of age, the aim is to restore and maintain the physiological alignment between the talus and the calcaneus during bone maturation.

There are few articles in the literature that talk about the return to sport of pediatric patients after surgery. The aim of the study is to review patients operated on remotely kick heel and describe how they return in their sports (resilience, type of activities carried out, recovery times). The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical and functional results of patients of age Pediatric treated in the investigator's SC Orthopedics Pediatric Traumatology department for flat feet with "calcaneostop" surgery. The study aims to describe the method of resuming sports activities, analyzing the timing and difficulties declared by patients after surgery, with the help of specific questionnaires.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Other
  • Study Primary Completion Date: November 30, 2020


  • Procedure: calcaneo-stop: arthrosis of the subtalar joint
    • arthrosis of the subtalar joint with a screw in the talus bone to stop pathological pronation of the heel

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Number of Patiens Able to Return to Sport After Surgery
    • Time Frame: 1 year
    • timing, sport level, resilience

Secondary Measures

  • Clinical Results
    • Time Frame: 1 year
    • Flat Feet Correction Concerning to Villadot Classification

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Idiopathic Flatfoot;
  • Surgical treatment with arthrorisis of subtalar joint;
  • Follow-up> 48 months
  • Completeness of the clinical-radiographic documentation.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosis of secondary flat valgus foot;
  • Flat foot treated with other techniques;
  • Incomplete clinical documentation;
  • Patients who refuse to undergo the study

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 8 Years

Maximum Age: 14 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Elena Maredi, MD – Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Elena Maredi, MD, 0516366837,

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