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BACKGROUND Hallux valgus is one of the most common foot deformities in women. Despite the large number of techniques described for hallux valgus correction, there has been much controversy regarding the best procedure to use, especially for severe deformities. Proximal osteotomies have long been done for severe deformities; however, diaphyseal osteotomies(More)
Plantar plate rupture is a common cause of forefoot pain, multiplanar malalignment, subluxation, or dislocation of the metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ). The treatments that have been described for MTPJ instability of lesser toes include amputation, lengthening and/or tendon transfer, periarticular soft-tissue release (capsule, collateral ligaments, and(More)
BACKGROUND While arthrodesis is the gold-standard for end-stage hallux rigidus, it leads to loss of mobility. The purpose of this paper was to report our clinical results with modified interpositional arthroplasty for the treatment of advanced (Grade III and IV of Coughlin and Shurnas) hallux rigidus. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-five feet with Grade III(More)
BACKGROUND The intermetatarsal angle (IMA), the hallux valgus angle (HVA), and the lateral sesamoid malalignment in relation to the first metatarsal are among the most commonly employed parameters to estimate the severity of the deformity. The aim of this study was to compare HV angular measurements and a linear measurement among 4 observers to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Leg length discrepancy (LLD) is associated with a variety of orthopaedic disorders and biomechanical gait changes that involve possible overload of the posterior tibial tendon (PTT). In view of the biomechanical disturbances induced by LLD, an association may exist between LLD and PTT dysfunction (PTTD). PURPOSE To compare the frequency and(More)