Current Practice in Forefoot Surgery Among Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Spain

Mario Herrera-Perez, Angeles Ayala-Rodrigo, Cesar Andarcia-Banuelos

Abstract


Background: Nowadays, there's an increasing interest in developing different minimal invasive (MIS) techniques in foot and ankle surgery although there's still little scientific supporting evidence. However, classic techniques in forefoot surgery, such as Keller procedure, are still used in selected cases.

Method: We decided to perform a National Survey to help identify current practice in forefoot surgery between Foot Surgeons all over the country. We sent two questions via e-mail asking about surgeons' indications for MIS techniques and Keller procedure.

Results and Conclusions: The Keller procedure is still used in our country but in selected cases. MIS techniques are broadly used and most respondents chose the so called hybrid technique to solve hallux valgus deformity and metatarsalgia.




doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jcs113w


Keywords


Hallux valgus; Metatarsalgia; MIS techniques; Keller procedure

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