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Hallux valgus: Scarf osteotomy

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The Scarf osteotomy is a commonly performed operation for the correction of mild to moderate Hallux Valgus deformities. It is technically straight-forward and yields a stable metatarsal immediately suitable to partial weight-bear on with appropriate post-operative shoe-wear.

It usually is performed together with a modified McBrides soft tissue release and on occasion with an Akin osteotomy to the proximal phalanx.

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Chevron Osteotomy (for Hallux Valgus)

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Akin osteotomy

Basal osteotomy for Hallux Valgus using Arthrex Low Profile Locking Proximal Opening Wedge Osteotomy Plate

 

 

Author:Mark Herron FRCS.

Institution: The Wellington Hospital, London, UK.

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