J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2007 Dec;11(2):160-165.

The Early Results of Linear Distal Metatarsal Osteotomy with Minimal Incision for Correction of Hallux Valgus

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Busan Medical Center, Busan, Korea. chcy0707@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Geoje Baek Hospital, Geoje, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE: Good results using minimal invasive hallux valgus surgery has been reported recently. We evaluate the usefulness of linear distal metatarsal osteotomy with minimal skin incision in mild and moderate hallux valgus deformity.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Twenty-eight patients (thirty-one cases) who had mild to moderate hallux valgus deformity and underwent linear distal metatarsal osteotomy using minimal skin incision were evaluated between February 2005 and February 2006. Hallux-metatarsophalangeal-interphalangeal scale of AOFAS (American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society) score was used as clinical evaluation. Preoperative, postoperative, after pin removal, and final follow up plain radiographs were used as radiologic evaluation.
RESULTS
Twenty-six cases (83%) among thirty-one cases showed more than average satisfaction, Average AOFAS score were improved from 63.2 points (range 45-74 points) to 86.4 points (range 67-93 points). Preoperative radiologic index of IMA 14.0 degrees (range 10-18 degrees), HVA 30.2 degrees (range 19-39 degrees), DMAA 13.8 degrees (range 5-23 degrees) were improved postoperatively as IMA 8.3 degrees (range 5-10 degrees), HVA 10.5 degrees (range 2-20 degrees), DMAA 7.2 degrees (range 0-14 degrees) correctively. Mean operative time was 15.5 minutes (range 11-18 minutes) and mean operative time was 5.6 days (range 2-8 days).
CONCLUSION
Despite small skin incision and short operative time and admission period, linear distal metatarsal osteotomy with minimal skin incision showed similar results with conventional distal metatarsal osteotomy. Thus, it was thought to be useful operation in mild and moderate hallux valgus deformity.

Keyword

Hallux valgus; Minimal incision; Linear distal metatarsal osteotomy

MeSH Terms

Ankle
Congenital Abnormalities
Follow-Up Studies
Foot
Hallux Valgus*
Hallux*
Humans
Metatarsal Bones*
Operative Time
Osteotomy*
Skin
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