The calcaneus stop is a cheap, simple and effective technique to correct symptomatic childhood flexible flat feet that have not responded to conservative measures. The technique corrects the foot in the short term and this correction is maintained over time.
The screws are platinum coated and placed between two bones helping to displace the bone that holds the arch of the flat feet. The screws are kept for about two years inside the body, when walking the screws deviate the bones making the arch of the foot shape.
Sometimes the arch of the foot is too flat and the surgeon may decide to put one more screw or change to a longer one two years later.
The Spanish Doctor Recaredo Alvarez invented this surgical technique in the 60’s and performed it until his days.