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Congenital Hallux Varus JBJS B

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Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/71-B/3/437.pdf

Description: J. A. MILLS, M. B. MENELAUS From the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
We reviewed 12 patients with congenital hallux varus who had had operations on 20 feet to enable them to wear normal shoes and to improve the appearance. After an average follow-up of 12.7 years the results of soft tissue procedures were satisfactory in 12 of 17 feet. Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, performed primarily in one foot and secondarily in two others was also satisfactory, but metatarsal osteotomy in two feet gave unsatisfactory results leading to local amputation. The unsatisfactory results were generally due to the appearance of shortness of the first metatarsal and rarely because of symptoms or recurrent deformity.

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Author/Contact: Mills & Menelaus
Institution: JBJS - B
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Language: English

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