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MINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA
A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology
BONE AND JOINT DEFORMITIES - SCIENTIFIC PAPERS 100° CONGRESS OF THE PIEMONTESE-LIGURIAN-LOMBARD SOCIETY OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY (S.P.L.L.O.T.) - Pavia, June 20-21, 2003
Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2003 June;54(3):203-8
Hallux abducto valgus: surgical treatment, patient’s management
Trincas F. 1, Mordente G. 1, Désayeux S. 2
1 Azienda Ospedaliera “Maggiore della Carità”, Novara
2 Scuola di Specializzazione in Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino
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A patient with hallux abducto valgus must be checked both clinically and with normal X-ray. It is important to find the exact defect location and its entity in order to plan the right operation. The surgeon must choose among more than 100 operations to correct the deformity and not only the “valgus”.
The authors show the most important clinical tests and radiographic assessments and their plan of management of the patient.
They explain when and why they choose type of operation.
They review their case reports from 1999 to 2002 to control the right diagnosis, the correct surgical indication and the patient satisfaction.