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Distal Metatarsal Osteotomies

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Glenn G Shi, Peter Henning, Richard M Marks
BACKGROUND: Postoperative incomplete reduction of the sesamoids has been identified as a potential risk factor for hallux valgus recurrence after proximal osteotomy. However, it is not known whether the postoperative sesamoid position is a risk factor in hallux valgus correction via distal chevron osteotomy with or without dorsal webspace release (DWSR). METHODS: In this retrospective study, 169 patients who underwent distal chevron osteotomy with or without DWSR were reviewed...
March 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Jiyong Ahn, Ho Seong Lee, Jeong Ho Seo, Ju Yeong Kim
BACKGROUND: The first metatarsal bone can shorten after a distal chevron metatarsal osteotomy (DCMO). This shortening can result in a postoperative second metatarsal transfer lesion. The aim of the present study was to investigate the occurrence of second metatarsal transfer lesions after DCMO. METHODS: This study involved 185 feet (138 patients), with hallux valgus (HV) deformity, treated with DCMO with Akin osteotomy. The mean patient age was 51.7 years (range, 21 to 74)...
June 2016: Foot & Ankle International
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