Author(s): Geissele AE, Stanton RP
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Abstract Surgical for adolescent hallux valgus (HV) was performed on 32 feet. Five feet (16\%) required revision surgery, and technical errors accounted for recurrence in all five. Satisfaction was obtained in 70\% of patients. According to a new bunion rating score, 59\% of patients had good to excellent results. In a subgroup of patients treated with metatarsal osteotomy for metatarsus primus varus, the Mitchell osteotomy provided an excellent rating in 95\% of patients. Surgery for adolescent HV provides satisfying results in most patients. The one factor most highly correlated with both decreased risk of recurrence of angular deformity and patient satisfaction was a reduction of the intermetatarsal (IM) angle.
This article was published in J Pediatr Orthop
and referenced in Advanced Techniques in Biology & Medicine