Scarf osteotomy for hallux valgus repair: the dark side.

  title={Scarf osteotomy for hallux valgus repair: the dark side.},
  author={Johan C. J. Coetzee},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  volume={24 1},
HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE The Scarf osteotomy has gained popularity as treatment of choice in parts of Europe and is based on sound structural principles. The excellent results reported by others could not, however, be reproduced by the author and the results are presented. METHODS From January 1997 to June 1997 the Scarf osteotomy was selected in 20 consecutive patients (12 female and eight male patients, ages 18 to 60, mean: 41 years) with moderate metatarsus primus varus (IMA 13 to 20 degrees… CONTINUE READING
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