PiroVue® Gastrocnemius Recession System

Equinus deformity has been associated with over 96% of biomechanically related foot and ankle pathologies.1

  • Gastrocnemius Aponeurosis Intra-Muscular Recession
    • Medial mini-open incision (2.5cm-3cm)
    • Gastroc intra-muscular recession cadaveric study (using alternative recession instrumentation) showed dorsiflexion improvment.2
    • Proximal intramuscular approach avoids the sural nerve3
  • Control & guided release
  • Versatile
    • Recession can be done on both gastrocnemius and soleus muscles as identified by Silfverskiold test2
  • Visualization of open procedure
  • Convenience of Sterile Pack Kit
    • No endoscopic equipment required
    • No ancillary draping time or associated costs

Surgical Techniques

  1. Russel S. Hill. “Ankle equinus. Prevalence and linkage to common foot pathology.” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Jun;85(6):295-300. 1995.
  2. John E. Herzenburg, MD; Bradley M. Lamm, DPM; Chris Corwin, DPM; John Sekel, DPM. "Isolated Recession of the Gastrocnemius Muscle: The Baumann Proce­dure. " Foot & Ankle International. Vol. 28, No. 11. November 2007.
  3. Neal M. Blitz, DPM and Shannon M. Rush, DPM. " The Gastrocnemius Intramuscular Aponeurotic Recession: A Simplified Method of Gastrocnemius Recession." The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. Vol. 46 Number 2 March/April 2007.


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