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Board Review Surgery

Gastrocnemius Recession vs TAL - When and Why

Steve A Brigido, DPM

Steve Brigido, DPM describes his method for analyzing which patients require which procedure the Gastroc recession or the TAL. Dr Brigido then details how each procedure is performed.

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Name and describe the test used to differentiate between those at need for a gastroc recession versus a tendo Achilles lengthening.
  2. List possible complications of both the above procedures.
  3. Explain the importance and relevance of performing each of the procedures.
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  • Author
  • Steve A Brigido, DPM

    Director, Fellowship for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Coordinated Health
    Bethlehem, PA

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    Steve A Brigido has disclosed to be a consultant/advisor for Stryker, Bacterin International and Wright Medical. And also has disclosed receiving consulting fees from BMTI and Nextremity Solutions.