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Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

036691 8-1002

Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Andreas Wagner
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Andreas Wagner

Head of department hand and foot surgery

Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Rheumatology, Hand Surgery, Special Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy and Chirotherapy.

Wear-related disorders of the tarsus and of the hindfoot

An arthrosis (cartilage wear) on the joints of the tarsus or of the hindfoot usually develops as a result of previous injuries (broken bones, torn ligaments) or changes in the shape of the foot (fallen arch/flat foot).

Patients typically complain of load-related pain in the foot when standing or walking, and walking barefoot is often even impossible. In an attempt to avoid pain, these affected often develop an non-physiological gait pattern, which may lead to pain in the whole leg and pelvic region.

Conservative treatment may consists of specific joint injections. In addition, the painful joint can be relieved with a special shoe adjustment (strengthening of sole, rolling device).

Operative therapy generally consists of stiffening the affected joint. Until the bone heals, the foot must be immobilised for several weeks (six to ten weeks) in a lower leg bandage or a special show.

Skewed flatfoot

Skewed flatfoot refers to a malpositioning where the heel pivot is turned outwards from the lower leg pivot under load (splayed foot). At the same time, the foot arch flattens to varying degrees (fallen arches, flat foot).

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