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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…
FIrst MPJ Pathology
By Lawrence M. Oloff, DPM, FACFAS, Nicholas W. Todd, DPM, FACFAS, and Amy G. Wilson, DPM
While there are a variety of potential etiologies with first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) pain, these authors examine an alternative diagnosis of synovial plica syndrome in a 14-year-old patient…
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…
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