Procedure Selection for Hallux Valgus

Lawrence A. Ford, Graham A. Hamilton

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Selecting the appropriate surgical procedure for the treatment of hallux valgus not always is clear. Every procedure has its merits depending on the individual and circumstances. Correcting pain and deformity, avoiding recurrence, and preserving or re-establishing normal foot function should be the goals of bunion surgery. Although radiographic measurements can be helpful, their weight is not as important as understanding the function of the first ray in each patient. This article attempts to guide procedure selection based on re-establishing normal foot function as much as possible while meeting patients' goals and expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-407
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Bunion
  • Bunionectomy
  • First ray
  • Hallux valgus
  • Hypermobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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