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First MPJ Arthrodesis
By Hayden L. Hoffler, DPM, Paul T. Shaffer, DPM, Jared Hart, DPM and Kevin J. Burke, DPM
How much reduction of the first intermetatarsal (IM) angle can a surgeon obtain with first MPJ fusion? With this in mind, these authors review the literature and discuss key factors that affect IM…
Lapidus Bunionectomy
By Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
The Lapidus bunionectomy has slowly but steadily grown in popularity over the past decade in the United States. In the past three years or so, several orthopedic companies developed new products and…
Lapidus Bunionectomy
First tarsometatarsal (TMT) joint arthrodesis, also known as the Lapidus bunionectomy, is an increasingly popular procedure for addressing the moderate to severe hallux valgus deformity. The…
Forefoot Varus
By J.P. McAleer, DPM, FACFAS, H. John Visser, DPM, FACFAS, Blake T. Savage, DPM and Kiera Benge-Shea, DPM
Hallux Valgus
A new trend in hallux abductovalgus (HAV) surgery is identifying frontal plane rotation of the first metatarsal and the sesamoid complex, which surgeons correct with a derotational Lapidus procedure.…
Hallux Valgus
By Hannah Khlopas, DPM, Lawrence M. Fallat, DPM, FACFAS and Scott Hoffman, DPM, FACFAS
Hallux Valgus
With each new iteration of hallux valgus correction and each new technology introduced, there must be a common thread.  
Hallux Valgus
By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor
Can minimally invasive techniques significantly improve outcomes? Is the lateral release an outdated concept? Does sesamoid position matter? Panelists at the recent ACFAS Scientific Conference…
First MPJ Arthroplasty
By Eric M. Feit, DPM, FACFAS
Arthritis of the first metatarsophalanageal joint (MPJ), or hallux rigidus, is the most common arthritic condition in the foot and ankle.1 It typically involves progressive osteophyte formation and…
Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis
Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor
In a recent poster presentation at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) 2020 Scientific Conference, Dayton and colleagues compared radiographic measurements before and after…
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