Rahn A Ravenell

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Conventional thinking holds that high intermetatarsal and hallux abductus angles (>15° and >25°, respectively) are associated with a hypermobile first ray and require a Lapidus procedure to achieve satisfactory correction for the treatment of hallux valgus. However, normal first ray motion may be misinterpreted as hypermobility, and it is possible to take(More)
Several studies have tested the strength and various fixation modalities of the long dorsal arm offset V osteotomy, and have proven it to be a stable construct when fixated properly. We believe that a modification of the traditional Austin cuts, with a slightly longer plantar arm, lends itself to greater stability because instead of ground reactive forces(More)
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