Lapidus procedure


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An operation for correction of Hallux Valgus deformity with a  hypermobile MTC joint or in the patient with recurrence after previous surgery.

This is a midfoot operation and as such post-operative mobility is severely limited for the initial 6 weeks , usually in a cast. Overall return to normal function is also more protracted than for a standard osteotomy and soft tissue correction.

It is unforgiving if not positioned correctly and Hallux Valgus recurrence is still described after the operation.


Author: Mark Herron FRCS

Institution: The Wellington Hospital , London


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