Hallux Valgus Correction

  • Peter V. Giannoudis
  • Fragkiskos N. Xypnitos


Hallux valgus (HV) is a medial deviation of the first metatarsal and lateral deviation and/or rotation of the hallux, with or without medial soft tissue enlargement of the first metatarsal head.


Septic Arthritis Hallux Valgus Proximal Phalanx Metatarsal Head Lateral Cortex 
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Further Reading

  1. Easley ME, Trnka HJ. Current concepts review: hallux valgus part II: operative treatment. Foot Ankle Int. 2007;28(6):748–58.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Madjarevic M, Kolundzic R, Matek D, et al. Mitchell and Wilson metatarsal osteotomies for the treatment of hallux valgus: comparison of outcomes two decades after the surgery. Foot Ankle Int. 2006;27(11):877–82.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Yildirim Y, Saygi B, Aydin N, et al. Components of the Wilson osteotomy that are effective on hallux valgus repair. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2007;46(1):21–6.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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