>Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
>Year 2005, Issue s1
González LJJ, Rodríguez RS, Cadena ML
Functional, esthetic and radiographic results of treatment of hallux valgus with minimally invasive surgery
Acta Ortop Mex 2005; 19 (s1)
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Introduction. The condition known as hallux valgus is a foot deformity involving the first ray, and is characterized by the lateral displacement of the great toe. Objective. To assess the effectiveness of minimally invasive surgery to treat hallux valgus. Design. Retrospective, cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study. Location: “Lomas Verdes” Trauma and Orthopedics Hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute, in Naucalpan de Juárez, State of Mexico. Material and methods. Fifteen patients with diagnosed hallux valgus were evaluated. Eleven patients were classified as having grade II and 4 as grade I disease. Patients were assessed over the period between August 1, 2002 and October 31, 2003. Information was collected from patient charts. The single-variance frequency analysis was then performed. Also, the central trend and dispersion measurements were obtained for the standard population variables using the SPSS, Version 11, for the dependent variable. Results. The surgical technique for the percutaneous approach of hallux valgus is a very effective choice, with reports of 86.58% excellent results and 13.48% good results in the short and medium terms. Complications included displacement of one fragment in one patient (6.66%), and residual edema in 6 patients (39.96%). Discussion. Percutaneous treatment of bones and soft tissues is possible and leads to good results, which represent a considerable improvement over traditional techniques. Conclusions.: Percutaneous techniques to surgically treat hallux valgus, when properly performed, allow for excellent to good results according to the guidelines set by the Research Committee of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society to assess patients with hallux valgus.
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>Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
>Year 2005, Issue s1