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Singapore Med J. 1998 Dec;39(12):547-50.

The Mitchell distal metatarsal osteotomy for hallux valgus--the Singapore General Hospital experience.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Fifty-five Mitchell distal metatarsal osteotomies for hallux valgus performed over a period of four years have been retrospectively reviewed. The 38 patients were followed for an average of 30 months (range 12 to 60 months).

RESULTS:

The preoperative hallux valgus angle averaged 30.9 degrees +/- 8.2 degrees SD (range 18 degrees to 60 degrees) and the postoperative angle averaged 12.2 degrees +/- 4.6 degrees (range 5 degrees to 20 degrees).

CONCLUSION:

Ninety-two percent of the patients were satisfied with the result of the procedure. They stated that, given the identical situation, they would undergo the operation again.

PMID:
10067399
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