Hallux adductus as a surgical complication

M H Feinstein, H N Brown
Journal of Foot Surgery 1980, 19 (4): 207-11
The authors correlate pertinent literature with their experience in discussing hallux adductus as a postoperative complication. Presented is the accurate terminology of hallux adductus to describe the transverse plane abnormality. Hallux adductovarus is utilized if there is an additional frontal plane rotation. In presenting 10 cases of hallux adductus, the authors found that 9 were sequelae of a McBride modification. Their incidence of slightly over 1% agrees with past reports. Detailed measurements of cases taken from pre- and postoperative radiographs are presented to attempt to gain better understanding of the factors involved with the deformity. Also introduced is the hallux adductus angle. A review of the treatments is discussed.

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