High Rate of Recurrence Following Proximal Medial Opening Wedge Osteotomy for Correction of Moderate Hallux Valgus.

@article{Iyer2015HighRO,
  title={High Rate of Recurrence Following Proximal Medial Opening Wedge Osteotomy for Correction of Moderate Hallux Valgus.},
  author={Sravisht Iyer and Constantine A. Demetracopoulos and Carolyn M. Sofka and Scott Jacob Ellis},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={756-63}
}
BACKGROUND The proximal medial opening wedge (PMOW) osteotomy has become more popular to treat moderate to severe hallux valgus with the recent development of specifically designed, low-profile modular plates. Despite the promising results previously reported in the literature, we have noted a high incidence of recurrence in patients treated with a PMOW. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical and radiographic outcomes of an initial cohort of patients treated with a PMOW osteotomy… CONTINUE READING

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