Few studies reporting long-term results of surgical treatment of hallux rigidus have been published. The aim of this study is to assess the clinical outcome of Valenti procedures in a series of patients with hallux limitus/rigidus with a minimum 10-year follow-up time. We retrospectively evaluated 38 patients (40 feet) who underwent a Valenti procedure with a mean follow-up of 132 ± 19.6 (range 114 to 184) months. All patients were clinically reassessed on the basis of the evaluation of pain (visual analogue scale), function (American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Hallux Metatarsophalangeal-Interphalangeal Scale Assessment and Foot & Ankle Disability Index), and subjective satisfaction. The scores before and after treatment, obtained from clinical recordings and clinical evaluation during the last follow-up visits, were compared. We found significant improvement of the mean values of the visual analogue score (p <.0001), Foot & Ankle Disability Index (p <.0001), and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Hallux Metatarsophalangeal-Interphalangeal Scale Assessment (p <.0001) during the latest follow-up visits. The results suggest that the Valenti technique represents a safe, reproducible surgical procedure that allows satisfying long-term results. The few reported complications were essentially the progressive worsening of the joint stiffness, but no sesamoiditis, metatarsal overload, secondary surgeries, or failures were documented.
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|Titolo:||Long-Term Results of Surgical Treatment of Valenti Procedures for Hallux Rigidus: A Minimum Ten-Year Follow-Up Retrospective Study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|