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October 4, 1930

Die Behandlung des Hallux valgus.

JAMA. 1930;95(14):1044. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720140066040

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The author gives an orderly detailed description of the pathologic processes and etiologic factors in hallux valgus. He then describes the indications for correction of this deformity. Line drawings illustrate the various operative procedures described during the past fifty years, consisting of resections of the proximal phalanx or parts of it; the head of the first metatarsal or portions of it; resections of parts of the shaft of the first metatarsal; osteotomy of the first metatarsal; resections of the first cuneiform metatarsal joint; wedge resections of the first cuneiform bone; operations on the sesamoids, tendons and capsules, and combinations of the foregoing. The conservative, bloodless treatment for moderate cases by manipulation, splints, plaster of paris and shoes is described. Timmer concludes with remarks on the necessity for varying the type of treatment according to the indications. This little volume is worthy of study by orthopedists as well as by the

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