American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting
July 14, 2017
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VIDEO: Sferra discusses alternatives to fusion for the MTP joint in patients with hallux varus

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SEATTLE — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, James J. Sferra, MD, discussed alternative treatments to fusion of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint in patients with hallux varus. He noted orthopedic surgeons should not overcorrect hallux varus at the time of surgery. He said hallux varus may be addressed nonsurgically, in some cases in which the deformity remains flexible, through patient education and by making sure the toe boxes of shoes are not too narrow.