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A 48-year-old female asked:

Born with cerebral palsy literally walking ankle can ankle be reconstructed?> domainant side can ankle be reconstructed

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Dr. James McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Reconstructive : Reconstructive procedures in CP are challenging since it requires a big picture analysis of the individual. In general terms it can be said that getting a plantigrade foot is possible but requires a very careful analysis of the patient.
Dr. Scott Ferry
20 years experience
Maybe: Foot deformities in those with cerebral palsy are common. Younger children can often be treated with soft tissue operations to lengthen contracted tendons and transfer tendons to rebalance muscle forces around the foot. If you are 51 you're foot may be reconstructible, but would likely require bone procedures such as an osteotomy or fusion. See a foot and ankle specialist.

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