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Case Report

Hallux Flexus: Sequela of Residual Clubfoot

Peter Andrew Crisologo*, Darren M Woodruff and Erik K Monson
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 725 Prior Hall, 376 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, USA
*Corresponding Author : Peter Andrew Crisologo
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
725 Prior Hall, 376 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, USA
Tel: (256) 255-8110
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: Feb 27, 2016; Accepted date: Mar 22, 2016; Published date: Mar 27, 2016
Citation: Crisologo PA, Woodruff DM, Monson EK (2016) Hallux Flexus: Sequela of Residual Clubfoot. Clin Res Foot Ankle 4:183. doi:10.4172/2329-910X.1000183
Copyright: © 2016 Crisologo PA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

A dorsal bunion, also known as hallux flexus, is a deformity where the 1st metatarsal is in a dorsiflexed position and the proximal phalanx of the hallux is in a plantarflexed position usually articulating with the plantar aspect of the 1st metatarsal head. Multiple etiologies exist for this condition; the one most evaluated has been the occurrence of hallux flexus following clubfoot surgery. The following is a case report on a patient that is skeletally mature and developed hallux flexus following soft tissue correction of a clubfoot. This deformity was surgically corrected with an arthrodesis of the 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint (MTPJ). The patient was followed for 3 years following surgery and has returned to all activities. This case report illustrates that an arthrodesis of the 1st MTPJ can be performed as a corrective procedure of hallux flexus.

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