Modified crescentic proximal metatarsal osteotomy and distal soft tissue procedures in hallux valgus

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Baykal B., Kirdemir V. , Baykal B., Atesalp A. S. , Bek D., Tercan V.

MILITARY MEDICINE, vol.171, no.12, pp.1247-1250, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 171 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.7205/milmed.171.12.1247
  • Title of Journal : MILITARY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1247-1250


The results of a modified crescentic proximal metatarsal osteotomy and distal soft tissue procedures for patients with symptomatic, incongruent, metatarsophalangeal joint, hallux valgus deformity were reviewed. Forty-nine feet of 41 patients were evaluated. All of the patients were male military personnel of different ranks, and their mean age was 23 years (range, 20-43 years). The mean follow-up period was 25 months (range, 10-60 months). The patients were evaluated according to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society forefoot scoring system. The mean preoperative score was 54.4, and the mean postoperative score was 95.4. The mean hallux valgus angle was 39.4 degrees before surgery and 12.8 degrees after surgery (26.6 degrees correction); the mean intermetatarsal angle was 15.9 degrees before surgery and 7.1 after surgery (8.8 degrees correction). A total of 93.8% of the patients were satisfied with the results of the procedure. Complications included delayed union in one case and superficial wound infections in two cases. We also emphasize small modifications performed while shifting the metatarsal shaft laterally and compare the results of our study with those of similar studies.