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Hallux Valgus

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…

Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS

Although the Lapidus bunionectomy has a proven track record for the treatment of hallux valgus, complications can occur. This author provides a guide to rectifying such post-op events as non-union, malunion, excessive shortening and bunion…

David Yeager, DPM, FASPS, FACFAS, and Katherine Hagmann, DPM; Danielle N. Butto, DPM, and Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS
Yes. As these authors argue, surgeons may resect the medial eminence to facilitate other bunion procedures, prevent potential complications and enhance patient satisfaction.

By David Yeager, DPM, FASPS, FACFAS, and Katherine Hagmann, DPM

Panelists: Jane Andersen, DPM, Gene Mirkin, DPM, and Bruce Williams, DPM

Our expert panelists discuss the beneficial effects that orthotics can have for conditions such as hallux valgus, hammertoes and Achilles tendinosis, and also provide insights into modifications including heel lifts.


Do you think…

Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, and Frank A. Luckino III, DPM, AACFAS

Emphasizing frontal plane correction with the modified Lapidus arthrodesis reportedly offers an array of benefits including the restoration of normal or near normal anatomic alignment, improved first MPJ range of motion, and a reduced risk of…

Raymond DuRussel, DPM, ABLES

The Lapidus bunionectomy provides stable, dependable reduction of hallux valgus and gives excellent stability to the medial column. A common sequela following bunionectomy is deformity recurrence.

Catherine Cheung, DPM, FACFAS

Osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint may lead to patients having symptoms of both hallux valgus and hallux rigidus, not to mention pain with prolonged activity and difficulty for women in wearing high heels. Accordingly, this…

Noman A. Siddiqui, DPM, AACFAS, and Guido LaPorta, DPM, FACFAS

Hallux valgus is a common first ray deformity that can affect the stability of the forefoot. Those with the deformity have complaints of pain, difficulty with ambulation and cosmetic concerns. When conservative measures fail to provide relief,…

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