Acutrak 2 Field Guide – Bunions and Forefoot Reconstruction

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Acutrak 2 Field Guide – Bunions and Forefoot Reconstruction (SPF10-09-C)Surgical TechniqueEnglish ENAugust 4, 2015June 30, 2016

Forefoot Reconstruction: What is Hallux Valgus?   Hallux valgus is defined as a lateral deviation of the hallux (great toe) on the first metatarsal. The deviation of the hallux occurs primarily in the transverse plane. The deformity often also involves rotation of the toe in the frontal plane causing the nail to face medially (i.e., eversion). These two deviations have led to the use of different terms to describe the deformity. In orthopedic texts, it is often called “hallux valgus” (HV) whereas many podiatry texts prefer the term “hallux abducto valgus” (HAV). The general public is more familiar with the term “bunion.”