Minimally Invasive Surgery with Tenorrhaphy for Postoperative Hallux Varus Deformity Combined with Flexor Hallucis Longus Rupture after Hallux Valgus Correction: A Case Report

Bum Joon Nam, Jin Soo Suh, Jun Young Choi
2020 Journal of Korean Foot and Ankle Society  
A postoperative hallux varus deformity is a dreaded complication of hallux valgus surgery. Several surgical options have been introduced to overcome this problem. This paper reports an uncommon case of a 68-year-old female patient who presented with a postoperative hallux varus deformity combined with a rupture of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon. She was treated successfully by a minimally invasive correctional osteotomy with open tenorrhaphy. With experience in treating this
more » ... ing this complicated case, it was noted that FHL could be transected during the trans-articular adductor tenotomy. Hence, extra caution is needed when the degree of hallux valgus deformity is excessive. To the best of the author's knowledge, correctional valgization osteotomy for a postoperative hallux varus deformity in a minimally invasive manner has not been reported. This case report is expected to benefit surgeons and their patients with severe hallux valgus deformity.
doi:10.14193/jkfas.2020.24.2.102 fatcat:cycockueefbdpljadqp7e7va7a