Driving After Hallux Valgus Surgery.

  title={Driving After Hallux Valgus Surgery.},
  author={Elizabeth L McDonald and Rachel J Shakked and Joseph N Daniel and David I Pedowitz and Brian S Winters and Christopher W Reb and M. Lynch and Steven Mark Raikin},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  volume={38 9},
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to determine when patients can safely return to driving after first metatarsal osteotomy for hallux valgus correction. METHODS After institutional review board approval, 60 patients undergoing right first metatarsal osteotomy for hallux valgus correction surgery were recruited prospectively. Patients' brake reaction time (BRT) was tested at 6 weeks and repeated until patients achieved a passing BRT. A control group of twenty healthy patients was used to… CONTINUE READING
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