The foot is the unique end organ of weight bearing that functions as an essential component of normal efficient walking. It has an adaptable bony architecture that allows prepositioning of its durable plantar soft tissue envelope in a plantigrade position to accept the impact of loading. It is then capable of transitioning during stance phase from the pressure-dissipating unlocked position at heel strike to the locked position at push-off that optimizes stable propulsion.
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Principles of Balancing the Foot with Tendon Transfers