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Bioabsorbable Screws Used in Hallux Valgus Treatment Using Proximal Chevron Osteotomy
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc 2018;22:181-183
Published online December 15, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Foot and Ankle Society

Woo-Jin Shin, Young-Woo Chung*, Ki-Yong An*, Jae-Woong Seo*

Department of Orthopedics, Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul,
*Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gwangju Veterans Hospital, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Ki-Yong An
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gwangju Veterans Hospital, 99 Cheomdanwolbong-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju 62284, Korea
Tel: 82-62-602-6162, Fax: 82-62-602-6164, E-mail:
Received August 7, 2018; Revised October 30, 2018; Accepted November 7, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Hallux valgus is a deformity that causes pain in the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Surgical methods are quite diverse and a range of osteotomies are used at the proximal and distal part of the metatarsal bone and proximal phalange. Fixation methods, such as plate, screw, K-wire, and others have been used in various ways. The fixation device is often removed with various side effects due to the fixation devices. In the case of instruments that are absorbed in vivo, these procedures are not necessary to remove and there is an advantage of not performing the second operation. Three patients were treated, in which a proximal chevron osteotomy was used with a bioabsorbable screw (K-METTM; U&I Corporation).
Keywords : Great toe, Hallux valgus, Proximal chevron osteotomy, Bioabsorbable screw

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