Volume 25 - Issue 4 - April 2012
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Due to their unique presentation, intractable plantar keratoses can be challenging to treat and can be particularly painful. This author reviews the biomechanical causes of intractable plantar keratoses, offers pearls on making a diagnosis and provides a guide to surgical techniques for various iterations of the condition.
Do you find yourself in certain cases choosing between metatarsal realignment and plantar plate repair? Given this dilemma, these authors suggest that combining the Weil osteotomy with a dorsal approach to the anatomic plantar plate may be beneficial in addressing both plantar plate tears and metatarsalgia.
Yes. Offering key anatomical pearls and biomechanical insights, Luke D. Cicchinelli, DPM, FACFAS, notes that a lateral release is beneficial in the majority of surgical procedures for patients with hallux abducto valgus.
No. Jeffrey Boberg, DPM, says there are other techniques and cites studies showing that one can maintain hallux valgus correction without the need to perform a lateral release.
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