J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2018 Dec;22(4):181-183. 10.14193/jkfas.2018.22.4.181.

Bioabsorbable Screws Used in Hallux Valgus Treatment Using Proximal Chevron Osteotomy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedics, Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gwangju Veterans Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. mdaky@hanmail.net

Abstract

Hallux valgus is a deformity that causes pain in the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Surgical methods are quite diverse and a range of osteotomies are used at the proximal and distal part of the metatarsal bone and proximal phalange. Fixation methods, such as plate, screw, K-wire, and others have been used in various ways. The fixation device is often removed with various side effects due to the fixation devices. In the case of instruments that are absorbed in vivo, these procedures are not necessary to remove and there is an advantage of not performing the second operation. Three patients were treated, in which a proximal chevron osteotomy was used with a bioabsorbable screw (K-METâ„¢; U&I Corporation).

Keyword

Great toe; Hallux valgus; Proximal chevron osteotomy; Bioabsorbable screw
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