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Modification of the Scarf Osteotomy for Treatment of Hallux Valgus

Wright, Jonathan MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCS (Eng); Choudhury, Mahbuba MBBS; Charalambides, Charalambos FRCS(Trauma & Ortho)

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: December 2015 - Volume 14 - Issue 4 - p 199–202
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000105

Scarf osteotomy is a technique in the management of hallux valgus, which has been seen to grow in popularity in recent years, mainly because of its versatility in correction of the deformity. We describe a modification of the technique for the Scarf osteotomy to utilize the excised bone, produced as part of the standard technique, as an autologous bone graft. We present the outcomes of a consecutive series of patients operated upon by the senior author, using this technique.

Level of Evidence: Treatment Benefits Level 4 (Case series). See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Whittington Hospital, NHS Trust, London, UK

Informed consent was given for all patient photographs included within this manuscript.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Jonathan Wright, MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCS (Eng), Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Whittington Hospital, NHS Trust, Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF, UK. E-mail:

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