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Posted by: PHOPHI | 2010/05/23

FLAT FEET

My daughter is four year old with flat feet. is it the right time to take her for operation.

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Operations for flat feet are rarely indicated in small children, unless it is very severe and associated with significant pain. I presume that you are seeing a pediatric orthopedic surgeon to make the final decision.

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Posted by: Orthopaedic Specialist Forum | 2010/05/30

Operations for flat feet are rarely indicated in small children, unless it is very severe and associated with significant pain. I presume that you are seeing a pediatric orthopedic surgeon to make the final decision.

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Posted by: Dr Crane, foot specialist | 2010/05/27

20% of the population have flat feet. Unless her flat feet are causing her pain, fatigue or effecting her walking , There is no reason to operate. If at soem stage in her life they begin to cause problems, it is not to late to sort out the problem then.

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