Hallux valgus (HV) defines a valgo deviation from the metatarsophalangeal joint and in a varo of the first metatarsal. The surgery aims to restore joint congruence, correct deformity and decrease pain. There is little literature on the results in the geriatric population. The purpose of this study is intended to demonstrate that the open surgical technique of Lelièvre and Vidalot achieves acceptable radiographic results in that population.
68 patients between 60 and 85 years of age were involved with Lelièvre Technique and Vidalot for moderate to severe HV of Isham, between January 2014 and January 2017. Immediate postoperative and six month radiographs were evaluated with conventional radiometry for this condition; All measurements were made in digital system. The data was entered in Microsoft Excel. p values 0.05 were considered statistically significant.
Out of 68 patients (54 women and 14 men), average age 68.0 years. 12 had bilateral concern. 28 second finger claw. The metatarsphasopalangic angle with a preoperative mean was 36.6o, increased by 100% of cases of intermetatarsal angle 1-2, with a correlation p 0.05 between intermetatarsal angle and metatarsal angle increase. Immediate and six-month post-surgical results with a correlation of p = 0.3107.
The treatment of moderate to severe HV in our geriatric population under technique Lelièvre and Vidalot achieves an acceptable correction demonstrated radiographically in the immediate postoperative period and at six month, this translates a viable option of surgical treatment in these population.