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CPD/CME Points: 1
This is a distal diaphyseal osteotomy which is used for correcting quantitatively smaller Hallux Valgus deformities.
There is debate about the risk of avascular necrosis if the operation is combined with a formal open lateral release. A more limited transarticular release can be performed through the medial joint approach and this is usually required to mobilise the osteotomy adequately.
Author: Mark Herron FRCS
Institution: The Wellington Hospital , London