Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery (정형외과학); Institute for Medical Science (의과학 연구소)
Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.18(3) : 412-417, 1999
Many surgical procedures are available for treating the hallux valgus. Of these, the chevron osteotomy is one of the most widely used distal metatarsal osteotomies. We performed chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus on 89 feet in 60 patients. The results were as follows;
1. There were 3 men and 57 women, and the average age at operation was 46 years old. The bilateral hallux valgus deformity was found in 29 patients.
2. The average hallux valgus angle was 34.7 degrees preoperatively and corrected to 15.7 degrees postoperatively. The first-second intermetatarsal angle was 12.9 degrees preoperatively and corrected to 9.7 degrees postoperatively.
3. The metatarsalgia of the great the was completely removed in 67 feet(71%) and in 62 cases(70%), the patients were satisfied with the cosmetic results of the operation.