Comparison of outcomes according to fixation technique following the modified Ludloff osteotomy for hallux valgus in patients with RA

Clinical and radiological outcomes including fixation stability of osteotomy site were compared in rheumatoid arthritis patients who underwent modified Ludloff osteotomy to correct hallux valgus with osteotomy site fixation using two screws versus those who underwent additional fixation using a plate. The fixation technique performed with two screws was used to fix the osteotomy sites following modified Ludloff osteotomy in 15 patients (15 feet, Group S), while the augmented plate fixation technique was used in 14 patients (16 feet, Group P).

Clinical and radiological outcomes including fixation stability of osteotomy site were compared in rheumatoid arthritis patients who underwent modified Ludloff osteotomy to correct hallux valgus with osteotomy site fixation using two screws versus those who underwent additional fixation using a plate. The fixation technique performed with two screws was used to fix the osteotomy sites following modified Ludloff osteotomy in 15 patients (15 feet, Group S), while the augmented plate fixation technique was used in 14 patients (16 feet, Group P).

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Comparison of outcomes according to fixation technique following the modified Ludloff osteotomy for hallux valgus in patients with RA