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Decision making in the treatment of hallux valgus

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Description: The surgeon must determine the pathologic elements that need correction. Close observation for an increased HV angle, increased IM angle, pronation of the first toe, increased DMAA, enlarged medial eminence, and subluxation of the sesamoids must be performed. While there are a large number of procedures available for the management of HV, no one method sufficiently corrects all HV deformities. The upper limits of deformity correction for each procedure vary with the surgeon and their familiarity with each procedure. Ultimately, the surgeon must attempt to maintain a flexible first MTP joint and preserve the normal weightbearing pattern of the forefoot. Patient education also can be assistive in avoiding aggravating activities and making better choices in shoe wear. Tracings of the weightbearing foot and the shoe can be used to demonstrate to patients the size differences between the natural size and shape of the foot and that of the shoe, both pre- and postoperatively.
Decision making in the treatment of hallux valgus. Joseph TN, Mroczek KJ. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2007;65(1):19-23 full text available

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Author/Contact: Joseph TN, Mroczek KJ.
Institution: Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis.
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Language: English

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