Surgical treatment of adolescent hallux valgus

N. Yamamoto, H. Kura, T. Tsukahara, T. Yamashita, S. Ishii

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During the past 7 years, we performed corrective osteotomy at the distal part of the first metatarsus for 11 hullux valgus deformities of 7 adolescent patients (one male and 6 female) under the age of 18 years old. The age distribution at the surgery ranged from 13 to 18 years (av. : 15.7 years). All patients had complained of the disturbance of daily activity due to pain at Mp joint of great toe. Their symptoms had showed resistant to any- conservative treatments for more than three months. We analysed the postoperative clinical and roentogenological results of the patients at 18.7 months (ranging from 4 months to 5 years and 5 months) after the operation. Hallux valgus deformities improved postoperatively from 29.6° to 13.1° in hallux valgus angle, from 11.5° to 6.5° in M1 - M2 angle. There were no recurrence of deformity, and patient's subjective satisfaction showed 86%. From the above, we concluded that surgical teratment may be satisfactory procedure for hallux valgus deformity even in adolescent patints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalHokkaido Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescent
  • Hallux valgus
  • Surgical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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