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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 Is the lateral release an outdated concept?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…
Hallux Valgus
By Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
Bunion deformities vary greatly with over 50 types of bunion surgery presented in the literature.1 Indeed, the list of procedures seems to be getting longer and more complicated. However, in my…
Hallux Rigidus
Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) is the “gold standard” for surgical treatment of grade 3 and grade 4 hallux rigidus.1-4 However, there has been a longstanding reluctance to…
Bunion Surgery
There has a been a small uptick in the number of lectures, industry events and articles that have been published on minimally invasive, percutaneous or minimal incision approaches to the foot and…
Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
By Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS
While there has been a strong resurgence of interest for minimally invasive bunion surgery in recent years, a variety of complications can occur regardless of one’s experience with these procedures.…
Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Ted C. Lai, DPM, AACFAS and J.P. McAleer, DPM, FACFAS
Point Citing factors such as improved cosmesis, less soft tissue disruption, stable fixation and improved postoperative pain scores, this author contends that minimal incision first ray surgery is…
Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor
Can a percutaneous, extra-articular distal first ray osteotomy have an impact for mild and moderate bunion deformities? A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery involving 217 feet (…
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