Distal Akin osteotomy for hallux valgus interphalangeus

Nicolò Martinelli, A. Giacalone, Alberto Bianchi, M. Hosseinzadeh, Carlo Bonifacini, Francesco Malerba

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Background: The aim of this study was to assess clinical and radiological outcomes in patients who underwent distal Akin osteotomy for hallux valgus interphalangeus (HVI). Methods: A series of 15 consecutive patients (17 feet) was retrospectively reviewed. All the patients were preoperatively and post-operatively evaluated with a physical and radiographic assessment (HVI angle). Satisfaction has been assessed through a satisfaction survey, the scale used consisted in three possible choice: very satisfied, satisfied, not satisfied. Results: Among 15 patients the 52.9% (9 patients) stated to be "very satisfied", the 41.2% (7 patients) "satisfied" and just a 5.9% (one patient) was "not satisfied".The mean HVI value decreased from 24.9°. ±. 7.8° preoperatively to 13.1°. ±. 5.8° postoperatively at last follow up (p. <. 0.05). Conclusions: Based on these findings we can conclude that the distal Akin osteotomy can be considered safe and effective in the surgical correction of symptomatic HVI deformities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-207
JournalFoot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number3
Early online dateFeb 17 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Correction
  • Disability
  • Hallux valgus interphalangeus
  • Osteotomy
  • Pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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