Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery

, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp 47–51 | Cite as

Experiences with the chevron (V) osteotomy on adolescent hallux valgus

  • F. Grill
  • V. Hetherington
  • G. Steinböck
  • J. Altenhuber
Original Articles


The results of a distal chevron (V-)osteotomy in 31 adolescent patients are reported. The distal V-osteotomy of the first metatarsal appeared to provide excellent correction of hallux valgus deformities. The surgical technique and the advantages over other forms of distal osteotomy are described. The authors recommend that distal V-osteotomy be considered as an alternative to other forms of distal osteotomy when treating hallux valgus in adolescents and growing children.


Public Health Chevron Adolescent Patient Hallux Valgus Distal Osteotomy 
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Die Ergebnisse der distalen V-Osteotomie des Metatarsale I bei 31 jugendlichen Patienten werden berichtet. Die Operationstechnik ermöglicht eine ausgezeichnete Korrektur des Hallux valgus. Die Vorteile dieses Operationsverfahrens gegenüber anderen Formen der distalen Metatarsalosteotomie werden beschrieben. Die Autoren empfehlen die distale V-Osteotomie des Hallux valgus als Alternative zu anderen Operationsmethoden besonders bei Jugendlichen und Kindern.


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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Grill
    • 1
  • V. Hetherington
    • 2
  • G. Steinböck
    • 3
  • J. Altenhuber
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für KinderorthopadieOrthopädisches SpitalViennaAustria
  2. 2.College of Podiatric Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of Osteopathic Medicine and Health SciencesDes MoinesUSA
  3. 3.Orthopädisches Spital, Wien-SpeisingViennaAustria

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