Adolescent bunions treated by the modified Lapidus procedure.

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The modified Lapidus procedure with rigid internal fixation was used to correct adolescent bunion deformities in 20 patients (32 feet). All patients were female and skeletally mature at surgery. Their average age was 18 years. Preoperatively, 100% had bunion pain and trouble with shoe wear, and 93% had a hypermobile first ray. Sixteen patients (24 feet… (More)

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