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Hallux Valgus

I recently listened to a panel of expert foot and ankle surgeons at a large virtual scientific conference discuss their approach to hallux abducto valgus (HAV) surgery. It became very clear to me that even among recognized experts, there appears…

With each new iteration of hallux valgus correction and each new technology introduced, there must be a common thread.  

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 Is the lateral release an outdated concept?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 addressed these questions and more during informative…

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 experience, I think there are a few key factors one…

Several surgical hardware companies are offering technologies that provide a new approach to correcting hallux abducto valgus (HAV) deformity. The goal is to correct a perceived “pronation” deformity of the first metatarsal.1 Herein is the first…

By Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS

Modern minimally invasive bunion surgery allows smaller incisions and facilitates easier recovery for patients. Accordingly, this author reviews surgical techniques, proper patient selection, insights from the literature and potential…

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

A unique plating system may offer consistent plantar compression and various options for screw placement during hallux valgus surgery.

The Omni Plating System works with the PlantarFiX™ Post, which produces a broader surface area of…

I just read the DPM Blog written by Patrick DeHeer, DPM, last week on hallux valgus and frontal plane deformity. However, after reading the blog, I still have to admit I do not get it.1

The research continues to pour in but there are still those who refuse to accept the change in the understanding of hallux abducto valgus (HAV) pathomechanics. The arguments against HAV as a three-dimensional deformity with a…

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