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Minimally Invasive Chevron Akin (MICA) for Correction of Hallux Valgus

Redfern, David FRCS(Tr&Orth); Vernois, Joel MD

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: March 2016 - Volume 15 - Issue 1 - p 3–11
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000102
Special Focus: Minimally Invasive Techniques: European Perspective

This article describes the percutaneous technique of minimally invasive chevron and akin for correction of hallux. The minimally invasive chevron and akin is the first percutaneous technique for correction of hallux valgus to combine percutaneous osteotomies with the benefits of modern rigid internal fixation.

Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level 3. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

*London Foot and Ankle Centre, Hospital St John and St Elizabeth, London

Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre, West Sussex, UK

D.R. and J.V. consult for Wright Medical. There are no other conflicts of interest to declare.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to David Redfern, FRCS(Tr&Orth), London Foot and Ankle Centre, Hospital St John and St Elizabeth, 60 Grove End Road, London NW8 9NH, UK. E-mail:

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