Calcaneal Osteotomy

A calcaneal osteotomy is indicated for patients whose hindfoot alignment is significantly offset from the midline of the body and nonoperative management has failed. An incision is made on the outside region of the heel, and then the heel bone that is attached to the Achilles tendon is shifted and stabilized with one or two screws.


For the first six weeks, you will be in a cast or boot and will not be able to bear any weight on your foot. At the end of six weeks, X-rays will be taken to check for healing and determine if you can begin to bear weight in a cast boot. You will gradually begin to walk under the supervision of a physical therapist.