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Wilson osteotomy stabilised by means of internal fixation for the treatment of hallux valgus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15055319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The results achieved in 20 patients (32 feet) who underwent Wilson's osteotomy of the first metatarsal for the treatment of hallux valgus were reviewed. In all cases the osteotomy site was stabilised with one or two cortical screws. The patients' average age was 50.7 years (range: 34-74 years) and they were followed for a mean period of 33.1 months (range 12-63 months). The average AOFAS score was 85.5 (range: 62-100) at the final follow-up and in 84.4% of the cases the final outcome was very satisfactory as far as symptomatic improvement was concerned. Wilson's osteotomy stabilised with cortical screws was found to reliably give satisfactory correction of the hallux valgus and first intermetatarsal angles, while allowing safe patient mobilisation and early weight bearing. This effectively resulted in shorter rehabilitation time, early return to work or normal activities and a very satisfactory functional outcome.
Panagiotis Givissis; Dimitrios Karataglis; Anastasios Christodoulou; Ioannis Terzidis; John Pournaras
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-01     Completed Date:  2004-04-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Orthopaedic Department, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Screws*
Follow-Up Studies
Hallux Valgus / radiography*,  surgery*
Internal Fixators
Middle Aged
Osteotomy / instrumentation,  methods*
Pain Measurement
Patient Satisfaction
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Recovery of Function
Retrospective Studies
Sampling Studies
Treatment Outcome

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