The use of footprints in assessing the results of operations for hallux valgus. A comparison of Keller's operation and arthrodesis.

Abstract

One hundred and seventy feet have been reviewed after operations for hallux valgus; eighty-five had had arthrodesis of the first metatarso-phalangeal joint and eighty-five had had Keller's operation. Footprints were made in order to assess the patterns of weight-bearing on the big toe and on the lesser metatarsal heads. After arthodesis the big toe bore… (More)

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