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Hallux Varus eMedicine Orthopedics

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1233102-overview

Description: The term hallux varus refers to medial deviation of the great toe. Hallux varus has variable degrees of severity, symptomatology, and etiology. Causes range from the most common iatrogenic postoperative variety to idiopathic, rheumatic, and posttraumatic (tear of the hallux lateral collateral ligament) forms. Flexible hallux varus is a common finding in newborn children and usually corrects to valgus in early childhood when walking begins.
Synonyms and related keywords: medial deviation of the great toe, flexible hallux varus, hallux valgus, congenital hallux varus, primary dynamic infantile hallux varus, traumatic hallux varus, idiopathic hallux varus, first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis, MTP arthrodesis, intermetatarsal angle, IM angle
Amy Ptaszek 2004

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Author/Contact: Ptaszek
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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