RESEARCH ARTICLE


Modified Wilson’s Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Deformity. A New Approach



Konstantinos C Xarchas*, Dimitrios Mavrolias , Georgios Kyriakopoulos
1st Department of Orthopedics and Trauma, General Hospital G. Gennimatas, Athens, Greece


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Abstract

We introduce a new set of modifications and present the results from 48 patients (a total of 60 feet operated), who underwent this modified Wilson’s osteotomy for the correction of Hallux Valgus. Patients were of an average age of 52 years old (from 21 to 75 years of age) and were followed up for a mean of 12 months post-operatively. Patient evaluation was made with the symptom scoring system as presented by Kataraglis et al., with the final outcome being satisfactory in all of the cases. This set of modifications introduced to the original Wilson’s osteotomy, proved to offer a stable, predictable and satisfactory outcome in all cases and we strongly recommend it.

Keywords: Hallux valgus, modifications, Wilson's osteotomy..