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Distal Soft Tissue Procedure for the Correction of Mild and Moderate Hallux Valgus Deformities

Chiodo, Christopher P. MD; Haus, Brian M. MD; Gorsline, Robert T. MD

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: March 2008 - Volume 7 - Issue 1 - p 2-8
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e318165bf1a
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The DuVries modification of the McBride distal soft tissue procedure is one of more than 100 techniques described for the correction of the adult hallux valgus deformity. This simple procedure is indicated in the setting of an incongruent metatarsophalangeal joint with a mild and, in some cases, even a moderate hallux valgus deformity. In this article, we present a reliable and reproducible method of performing the modified McBride distal soft tissue procedure. Furthermore, we describe important technical steps that enhance the corrective power and may thereby extend the indications of this procedure.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Christopher P. Chiodo, MD, Foot and Ankle Division Chief, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115. E-mail:

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