2004, Number 5
Acta Ortop Mex 2004; 18 (5)
Functional, esthetic and radiographic result of the surgical treatment of hallux valgus with minimum invasive surgery
González LJJ, Rodríguez RS, Cadena ML
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ABSTRACTIntroduction. The pathological process known as hallux valgus is a deformity of the feet that affects the first radius, characterized by the lateral deviation of the first finger. Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of the surgical treatment of hallux valgus with Minimum Invasive Surgery. Design. Retrospective, cross-sectional, descriptive and observational study. Location: Hospital of Traumatología and Ortopedia “Lomas Verdes” of the Mexican Institute of the Social Insurance, Naucalpan de Juárez Been of Mexico. Material and methods. They reviewed 15 patients with diagnose of hallux valgus degree II in 11 patients and degree I in 4 patients in the period between August 1 2002 at October 31 2003. I successfully obtain the information briefed in the leaf of data collection and later I am made the univariated analysis of frequencies as soon as measures of central tendency and dispersion for the forced demographic variables, by means of statistical package SPSS version 11 for the dependent variable. Results. The surgical technique for the surgical treatment of hallux valgus by percutaneous route is an alternative of very effective treatment, having the 86,58% of excellent results and the 13,48% of good results to short and medium term. And as complications we observed the displacement of one of fragments in 1 patient (6.66%). And edema residual in 6 patients (39.96). Discussion. We can make procedures at bony level and of soft weaves with percutaneous techniques obtaining good results that improve considerably in some aspects to the traditional techniques. Conclusions. The percutaneous techniques for the surgical treatment of hallux valgus correctly practiced, allow to obtain excellent to good results, according to the guidelines for the evaluation of the patients with hallux valgus of the Research Committee of American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.