J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2017 Jun;21(2):43-49. 10.14193/jkfas.2017.21.2.43.

Corrective Osteotomies in Hallux Valgus

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kissung@gmail.com

Abstract

Hallux valgus is a deformity characterized by lateral deviation of the great toe and medial deviation of the first metatarsal. When planning an operative treatment, it is important to realize that the deformity is tridimensional and diverse. Operative techniques include medial eminence resection, distal soft tissue procedure, first metatarsal osteotomy (distal, diaphyseal, proximal, or multiple), proximal phalanx osteotomy, arthrodesis (first metatarsophalangeal or metatarsocuneiform joint), and so on. Among these techniques, osteotomy is the main procedure for correcting the hallux valgus. The objective of this article is to describe the characteristics and recent advancements made for corrective osteotomies in the hallux valgus. The pathophysiology of the hallux valgus is also described.

Keyword

Hallux valgus; Osteotomy; Therapeutics

MeSH Terms

Arthrodesis
Congenital Abnormalities
Hallux Valgus*
Hallux*
Median Eminence
Metatarsal Bones
Osteotomy*
Toes
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