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Surgery for hallux valgus with proximal crescentic osteotomy causes variable postoperative pressure patterns.

James W Brodsky, Andrew D Beischer, Andrew HN Robinson, Sjoerd Westra, John P Negrine, Shay Shabat

Clin Orthop Relat Res | Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) | Published : 2006


We prospectively evaluated the results of plantar pressure measurement in 32 patients (43 feet) who had a proximal crescentic osteotomy of the first metatarsal with a modified McBride procedure. The procedure's effectiveness in increasing weightbearing under the first ray, decreasing pressure under the second metatarsal head, and the relationship of radiographic measurements of first metatarsal length and position to postoperative pressure measurements were evaluated. Mean followup was 29 months. Average peak pressure increased postoperatively under the second metatarsal head. Almost identical numbers of feet had first metatarsal elevation (12) or depression (11) greater than 2 mm. Radiograp..

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