Proximal chevron osteotomy with a distal soft tissue procedure has been widely used to treat moderate to severe hallux valgus deformities. However, there have been no studies comparing the results of proximal chevron osteotomy between patients with moderate and severe hallux valgus. We compared the results of this procedure among these groups.
A retrospective review of 95 patients (108 feet) that underwent proximal chevron osteotomy and distal soft tissue procedure for moderate and severe hallux valgus was conducted. The 108 feet were divided into two groups: moderate hallux valgus (Group A) and severe hallux valgus (Group B). Group A was composed of 57 feet (52 patients) and Group B of 51 feet (43 patients). Average followup was 45 months.
Mean American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society hallux metatarsophalangeal-interphalangeal scores were 54.1 points in Group A and 53.0 points in Group B preoperatively, and these improved to 90.8 and 92.6, respectively, at the last followup. Mean hallux valgus angles in Groups A and B reduced from 32.3 and 40.8 degrees, preoperatively to 10.7 and 13.2 degrees, postoperatively. Similarly, mean first intermetatarsal angles in Groups A and B reduced from 15.0 and 19.2 degrees, preoperatively to 9.0 and 9.2 degrees, postoperatively.
The clinical and radiographic outcomes of proximal chevron osteotomy with a distal soft tissue procedure were found to be comparable for moderate and severe hallux valgus. Accordingly, our results suggest that this procedure provides an effective and reliable means of correcting hallux valgus regardless of severity of deformity.
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To date, actual results of a minimally invasive distal linear metatarsal osteotomy (DLMO) via more explicit radiographic delineation are poorly understood and radiographic findings and clinical results have not been systematically correlated. Purposes of this study were (1) to evaluate the effectiveness of DLMO using a precise radiographic mapping system; and (2) to determine the relationship between radiographic outcomes and clinical results.
Materials and methods:
In 2008-2011, DLMO was performed in 30 patients (36 feet) who had reducible symptomatic hallux valgus. Clinical data were assessed using American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score. Radiographs were reviewed at preoperative and final follow-up for delineations of first ray construct, hallux valgus angle (HVA), intermetatarsal angle (IMA), distal metatarsal articular angle, and other radiographic profiles. Correlation between postoperative AOFAS score and degree of malalignment was also analyzed.
A total of 36 feet had predominantly moderate hallux valgus (26 feet with HVA: 21-39°; 23 feet with IMA: 12-17°). Mean preoperative and postoperative AOFAS scores were 70.2 ± 11.3 and 95 ± 6.4, respectively (p < 0.001). Mapping system revealed improvements of first ray construct deformity (p < 0.05). Significant reductions in all angular measurements were observed at final follow-up period (p < 0.001) and correlated significantly with changes in AOFAS score (p < 0.001). Nine feet (25 %) were observed with recurrence of deformity which showed HVA >15°. Significant sesamoid lateralization was observed (p < 0.05). Twenty-four feet (66.7 %) showing overall sagittal malunions were found with significant plantar angulation (p = 0.026) and non-significant plantar displacement compared with preoperative reference (p = 0.43). These radiographic abnormalities were not related to clinical outcomes including postoperative AOFAS scores (p > 0.05).
DLMO is an acceptable procedure to correct reducible hallux valgus in most patients with moderate level of severity. Sagittal malunion, recurrence, and sesamoid lateralization are possibly radiographic abnormalities but are not associated with clinical impairments.
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 12/2012; 133(3). DOI:10.1007/s00402-012-1665-6 · 1.60 Impact Factor
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Proximal metatarsal osteotomy combined with a distal soft-tissue procedure is a common treatment for moderate to severe hallux valgus. Secure stabilisation of the metatarsal osteotomy is necessary to avoid complications such as delayed union, nonunion or malunion as well as loss of correction. The aim of this study was to report our results using a single screw for stabilisation of the osteotomy.
We retrospectively reviewed 151 patients with severe hallux valgus who were treated by the above mentioned way with full postoperative weightbearing in a stiff soled shoe. Mean age of patients at time of surgery was 54 years, 19 patients were male and 132 female. Assessment of clinical and radiographic results was performed after 2 days and 6 weeks. Results were also correlated to the experience of the performing surgeon.
Mean preoperative HVA (hallux valgus angle) was 36.4 degrees, and then 3.5 degrees 2 days and 13.4 degrees 6 weeks after the procedure (p < 0.001). Mean preoperative IMA (intermetarsal angle) was 16.8 degrees, and then 6.4 degrees after 2 days and 9.8 degrees after 6 weeks (p < 0.001). Mean preoperative first metatarsal length of 56.4 mm decreased to 53.6 mm after 6 weeks. Possible non-union of the osteotomy was observed in 4 patients (2.6%) after 6 weeks. Performing residents (n = 40) operated in 65 minutes and attending surgeons (n = 111) in 45 minutes, with no significant differences in radiographic measurements between both groups.
Single screw stabilisation of proximal chevron osteotomy is a reliable method for treating severe hallux valgus deformities with satisfactory results.
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 05/2013; 6(1):22. DOI:10.1186/1757-1146-6-22 · 1.46 Impact Factor
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