Hip Care

Dr. Steven S. Louis is an integral part of the Hinsdale Orthopaedics team since 1997.  Dr. Louis’ exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the area of trauma.

High Arch (Pes Cavus)

FAQs on High Arch (Pes Cavus)

High Arch (Pes Cavus)

High arch (pes cavus) feet may also be naturally occurring, or occasionally associated with neuromuscular conditions such as stroke or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Most high arch feet are asymptomatic. They are typically stiffer than flat-feet and may need more cushion in the shoes. A typical over the counter orthotics is not built for people with cavus feet, who may need a special cavus foot orthotic or custom orthotic if their feet become achy.

If a high arch foot becomes progressively painful or develops associated stress fractures or arthritis, correction may necessary. A graduated approach based on the severity of the deformity may include calcaneal osteotomy, ligament reconstruction, tendon transfer, midfoot osteotomy, Achilles lengthening, or hindfoot fusion.

High Arch Procedure

If a high arch foot becomes progressively painful or develops associated stress fractures or arthritis, correction may necessary.

A graduated approach based on the severity of the deformity may include calcaneal osteotomy, ligament reconstruction, tendon transfer, midfoot osteotomy, Achilles lengthening, or hindfoot fusion.

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