A comparison of chevron and lindgren-turan osteotomy techniques in hallux valgus surgery: A prospective randomized controlled study
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CitationUygur, E., Özkan, N. K., Akan, K. ve Çift, H. (2016). A comparison of chevron and lindgren-turan osteotomy techniques in hallux valgus surgery: A prospective randomized controlled study. Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica, 50(3), 255-261. https://dx.doi.org/10.3944/AOTT.2016.14.0272
Objective: The aim of this prospective randomized controlled single-blind study was to compare the results of Chevron and Lindgren-Turan osteotomy techniques for treatment of moderate hallux valgus. Methods: A total of 66 female patients (34 in Chevron group, 32 Lindgren-Turan group) were recruited in this study and followed up for an average of 26.08 months. Operative procedures were performed by 2 surgeons, and patients were evaluated by an another researcher who was blinded to the surgical technique. The groups were compared for their radiological and clinical results. Results: Both techniques was clinically and radiologically effective (p<0.01). However, no significant differences were found between the 2 groups regarding American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society's clinical rating system, Painful Foot Evaluation scale of Maryland University scores, or radiologic evaluation (p>0.05). Compared to the Chevron group, the Lindgren-Turan group was found to have shorter surgical duration (p<0.05) and significantly more shortening at the first metatarsal (p<0.05). Conclusion: In moderate hallux valgus deformity, both the Chevron and Lindgren-Turan osteotomy techniques are clinically and radiologically safe, effective, and reliable alternatives. No superiority was detected in either technique. Although shortening at the first metatarsal in the Lindgren-Turan group was radiologically significant, the results were clinically tolerable.