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Metatarsus adductus increases risk of hallux valgus deformity

from Orthopedics Today

Metatarsus adductus may increase the risk of the radiographic recurrence of hallux valgus deformity regardless of the surgical procedure performed, according to data presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting. "The presence of metatarsal adductus increases the risk of radiographic recurrence of deformity by two times. You need to unmask the degree of deformity that truly exists at the first metatarsal space. You have to realign the lesser metatarsal either proximally, distally or both to prevent the recurrence of the deformity," Amiethab Aiyer, MD, said. more

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