John Schuberth, DPMChief, Foot and Ankle SurgeryKaiser Foundation Hospital
...Dr. John Schuberth
discusses the Mortal Sins that can be committed while performing correction of Hallux Abducto Valgus deformities.One wrongdoing is usually forgiven, yet two or more result in the misfortune known as Hallux Varus.
"Shoes are not made for feet with reverse contours of the digits", says Dr. Schuberth
.To add insult to injury, these patients tend to develop a morbid gait. Dr. Schuberth
reviews the deformity in great detail.A negative hallux abductus angle is probably the most consistent finding.Commonly, the intermetatarsal angle is negative and the 1st MPJ is incongruous.
As the deformity progresses, migration of the lesser toes occurs.Dr. Schuberth
describes the "tie-bar phenomenon"
Examples of Hallux Flexus and 1st MPJ Arthrosis are givenDr. Schuberth
reviews the anatomy of the 1st MPJ and describes the repair of Hallux Varus.