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A Physiological Soft Tissue Procedure for Hallux Valgus Deformity Correction

  title={A Physiological Soft Tissue Procedure for Hallux Valgus Deformity Correction},
  author={D. Wu},
Hallux valgus is a soft tissue condition of normal bones deviating from their normal alignment due to failure of their stabilizing ligaments. Affected bones are victims rather than culprits. Osteotomy of normal bones to compensate a soft tissue problem can compromise biomechanics of the all-important first ray for function and complicate the matter. To patients, hallux valgus deformity is mainly a function problem of the foot that can eventually produce secondary problems like clawed toes… Expand


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  • Medicine
  • Clinical orthopaedics and related research
  • 2015
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  • Medicine
  • Foot & ankle international
  • 2007
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