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Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2009 Mar;22(3):180-2.

[Treatment of capsulitis of little toe with minimal incisional osteotomy and manipulations].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Arthrosis, Wangjing Hospital Affiliated to China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100102, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study therapeutic effects of capsulitis of little toe treated with minimal incisional osteotomy and manipulations procedures.

METHODS:

From 2003.7 to 2008.6, 90 patients (160 feet) with capsulitis of little toe including 3 male (5 foot) and 87 female (155 foot) ranging in age from 17 to 76 years(average of 49.2 years).The average medical history was 10.1 years ranging from 1 to 32 years. All patients with capsulitis of little toe were treated with minimal incisional osteotomy and manipulations procedures adopting the modified Coughlin standard to evaluation.

RESULTS:

All patients were followed up, the duration of follow-up raunged from 3 to 36 months with averagement of 15.7 months. According to the modified Coughlin standard, 80 cases obtained an excellent result, 8 good, 2 fair and 0 poor, the effective rate was 97.8%. However,two patients were found delayed union after operation, the distal fragments healed following the time of fixation were delayed.

CONCLUSION:

The treatment of capsulitis of little toe with minimal incisional osteotomy and manipulations procedures is easy to operate and its therapeutic effect is convincing.

PMID:
19366095
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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