Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Revision Hallux Valgus: Causes and Correction Options

April 1, 2014

The need for revision hallux valgus surgery is a problem all surgeons encounter. Revision of a failed hallux valgus surgery is often difficult, and very little research exists and few papers have been presented on the topic. Hallux valgus failure has multiple causes, including reoccurrence, avascular necrosis, malunion, nonunion, and hallux varus

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Contemporary Approaches and Advancements to the Lapidus Procedure

April 1, 2014

The Lapidus procedure as evolved over the last 50 years. What originally was a difficult procedure with poor outcomes has changed to a procedure that allows for ideal realignment of the deformity at its source, improved foot alignment, and minimal to no need for further surgery

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Proximal Phalangeal Osteotomies for Hallux Abductovalgus Deformity

April 1, 2014

The primary indication for an osteotomy of the hallux proximal phalanx to correct hallux abductovalgus (HAV) deformities is increased hallux interphalangeus. The typical osteotomy is the Akin osteotomy or a variation. The Akin is a medial closing wedge osteotomy in the proximal phalanx

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First Metatarsal Head Osteotomies for the Correction of Hallux Abducto Valgus

April 1, 2014

An array of distal first metatarsal osteotomies has been described over the decades for the correction of hallux valgus.

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First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis in the Treatment of Hallux Valgus

March 3, 2014

First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis is a reliable procedure with predictable outcomes in the treatment of moderate-to-severe hallux valgus with degenerative changes of the joint.

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Physical Therapy Post–Hallux Abducto Valgus Correction

March 3, 2014

This article discusses physical therapy considerations after hallux valgus correction. Hallux valgus is a fairly common occurrence, and corrective surgery is an option when conservative measures fail. Symptoms such as pain, swelling, and difficulty walking may persist after surgical correction of bunion deformity that addresses soft tissue and bone structure

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Scarf Osteotomy for Correction of Hallux Abducto Valgus Deformity

March 3, 2014

The scarf osteotomy has been used and researched extensively for many years for the correction of hallux valgus deformity in both the adolescent and adult populations. It is an inherently stable construct, which allows for early weight bearing and early return to activities of daily living

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Biodynamics of Hallux Abductovalgus Etiology and Preoperative Evaluation

February 24, 2014

Hallux abductovalgus (HAV) is a common but complex deformity. HAV is a combination of deformities and abnormalities

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First Metatarsal Base Osteotomies for Hallux Abducto Valgus Deformities

February 18, 2014

Proximal first metatarsal osteotomies have historically been associated with and limited to treatment of severe hallux valgus deformities. These procedures are powerful in deformity correction and overall realignment of first ray function because of their ability to correct closer to the deformity’s origin

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Fixation Updates for Hallux Valgus Correction

February 13, 2014

Fixation options for hallux valgus correction vary.

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