Proximal rotational closing-wedge osteotomy of the first metatarsal in rheumatoid arthritis: clinical and radiographic evaluation of a continuous series of 35 cases.

@article{Yano2013ProximalRC,
  title={Proximal rotational closing-wedge osteotomy of the first metatarsal in rheumatoid arthritis: clinical and radiographic evaluation of a continuous series of 35 cases.},
  author={Koichiro Yano and Katsunori Ikari and Takuji Iwamoto and Asami Saito and Yurino Naito and Kosei Kawakami and Taku Suzuki and Hitoshi Imamura and Yu Sakuma and Ryo Hiroshima and Shigeki Momohara},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={953-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The introduction of powerful antirheumatic drugs has dramatically improved the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), leading clinicians to reconsider the benefits of joint preservation for rheumatoid forefoot deformities. We have employed joint-preserving forefoot surgeries, including rotational closing-wedge osteotomy of the first metatarsal. The aim of our study is to assess the short-term results of this procedure. METHODS From January 2011 through December 2011, 35 feet were… CONTINUE READING
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