The Progression of Severe Hallux Valgus in the Oriental Population in Hong Kong
Refereed conference paper presented and published in conference proceedings



Hallux valgus is a common forefoot deformity. Surgical correction has the best outcome but is not without its risks and complications. The study aims to identify whether severe acquired hallux valgus progresses radiologically over time in the oriental population and if surgery provides a satisfactory outcome.

Patients with symptomatic hallux valgus from 2008 to 2013 were reviewed. Radiological angle measurements were taken at initial patient presentation, before surgery and at post-operative follow-up. Patients' basic demographic and radiographic assessment were analysed in accordance to time from presentation to surgery. Post-op complications and patient satisfaction was analysed from follow-up appointments.

The cohort contained 36 patients with a mean age of 64 years old, all presenting with moderate to severe hallux valgus. The average wait for surgery was 705.7 days where the deformity had significantly progressed during this period (p=0.04). Complication rates post-op was 23.7% with infection being the most common. Patient satisfaction post-op was 79% as reported on follow up appointments.

Severe hallux valgus deformity does progress over time in this cohort. This study suggests that a short waiting time to surgery would be more beneficial to the Hong Kong population who suffer with hallux valgus.
著者KOO K K H, MAK Chi Keung, CHENG Hi Shan, TSE Lung Fung, HO Ki Wai
會議名稱Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (HKOA)
會議地點Hong Kong
會議論文集題名Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (HKOA)
詳細描述organized by Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association,
出版地China, Hong Kong

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