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Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018 Jan;35(1):27-36. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2017.08.002. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

Understanding Frontal Plane Correction in Hallux Valgus Repair.

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Orthopedics, University of South Carolina, Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center, 104 Saluda Pointe Drive, Lexington, SC 29072, USA. Electronic address:
Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University, UnityPoint Clinic, Trinity Regional Medical Center, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312, USA.
Department of Orthopaedics, West Virginia University, 1 Medical Center Drive, PO Box 9100, Morgantown, WV 26506-9600, USA.
Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, North Colorado PMS Residency, 1600 23rd Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634, USA.


Hallux-abducto-valgus or "bunion" surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures for the foot and ankle specialist. As our understanding of the hallux-abducto-valgus deformity has grown, it is becoming clear that the anatomic CORA of the deformity may lie at the tarsometatarsal joint. There is also the component of the 3-dimensional nature of the deformity that may be best addressed at this CORA. With these issues in mind, it was necessary to address the shortcomings of the traditional Lapidus procedure and progress toward more consistent, instrumented steps that could address the 3-dimensional nature of the deformity.


Bunion; Frontal plane; Hallux valgus; Lapiplasty

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