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Lapidus Procedure Wheeless

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Description: Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
Lapidus procedure is indicated for w/ severe hallux valgus deformity + a hypermobile 1st ray;
- procedure involves: arthrodesis of metatarsalcuneiform joint
- note that shortening of metatarsal will occur if large biplanar wedge is resected from the joint;
- therefore, minimal cartilage resection is optimal technique;
- incidence of pseudoarthrosis is approximately 15%;

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
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