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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.1-5 However, there is considerable…

By Hannah Khlopas, DPM, Lawrence M. Fallat, DPM, FACFAS and Scott Hoffman, DPM, FACFAS

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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 Is the lateral release an outdated concept?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…

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