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Location: http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic467.htm

Description: Authors: Richard T Laughlin, MD, & Emmanuel K. Konstantakos, MD
Hallux valgus (HV), with its accompanying bunion, is a common deformity of the forefoot. Understanding and characterizing each component of the deformity is the key to treating it successfully. Many treatments have been proposed; the best choices are those that directly address the location of the deformity. In order for the most effective surgical procedure to be chosen, the deformity must be carefully characterized
Synonyms and related keywords: hallux valgus deformity, HV deformity, metatarsus primus varus, foot deformity

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Laughlin & Konstantakos
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Oct 25 2007