The PODdoctors with Dr. Dauphinee and Dr. Hussain

The PODdoctors: Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

April 28, 2021

Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, talk about posterior tibial tendonitis (PTT) that cause flat foot deformities. The Pod Doctors discuss the symptoms of PTT, what they see in the clinic and how they determine treatment options based on the flat foot stage.


“I say get it fixed while you’re younger.” - Dr. Raafae Hussain [06:26]


“So getting in early. Getting it checked out. Getting some x-rays. Determining what your options are is important. Burying your head in the sand and waiting for your joints to break down to the point where they’re broken down into oblivion is probably not in your best interest.” - Dr. Damien Dauphinee [47:21]


Top Takeaways:

  • How posterior tibial tendonitis (PTT) presents
  • What the Pod Doctors see in the clinic
  • The different stages of flat foot
  • What is the heel rise test
  • Conservative treatment and surgery options for PTT


What You Will Learn:


  • [00:39] Intro
  • [02:07] How PTT presents and what they see in the clinic
  • [07:27] Flat foot staging and the heel rise test
  • [10:59] How they use imaging to see the structure of the foot
  • [16:34] Conservative treatments
  • [20:44] Surgery options
  • [43:05] Recovery



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Book Mentioned: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives: Advanced Treatments for Preventing Amputations in Diabetic Populations by Dr. Damien Dauphinee

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