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The Austin Bunionectomy has probably become one of the most popular procedures for the treatment of hallux abducto valgus. It is generally only used for mild to moderate cases The ‘V’ osteotomy to correct the alignment of the first metatarsal is intrinsically stable but occasionally there is an issue with a displacement of the distal fragment. Recently...

It is simple: Podiatrists perform surgery on the foot. There are two feet. There is a risk that the wrong foot gets operated on! A story reported that for wrong side surgery, that: Risk appears to be highest among patients receiving orthopedic or podiatric surgery. A report from a survey of orthopaedic surgeons and foot survey in 2010 found In all,...

In Podiatry Today there is a pro- and anti- debate on the Weil Osteotomy. On a website by an orthopaedic surgeon there is a very critical piece on the Weil Osteotomy. On Podiatry Arena there is a poll on the overuse of the Weil Osteotomy. The advocates point to its usefulness. The critics point to the high complication rate. Is it really that controversial?   ...