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Med Arch. 2009; 63(3): 163-165

The Kramer Osteotomy in the Treatment of Hallux Valgus

Sahib Muminagi& 263;, Sanja Drljevi& 263;, Amela Grani& 263;, Tarik Kapid& 382;i& 263;, Mehmed Kova& 269;evi& 263;, Faruk Hod& 382;i& 263;.

In 1973. J.Kramer published his own technique for the cure of hallux valgus (Orthopädische Praxis Heft 8/1982, 636-645). He corrects bad position of the first bone of the metatarsus with all the consequences which lie in the basis of the deformation. By osteotomy of the first bone of the metatarsus and re-instates functional equipise of the first foot instep in all the components. Having the experience of 550 operated patients he considered that this method has advantages over numerous described method, indicative range is practically wide, respecting the technique it is simply performed, post-operative cure does not require immobilisation, and in comparison with other methods, complications and bad results are practically unknown. On our ward, in the period between 1984 and 1988, we applied Kramer’s osteotomy in 98 cases of hallux valgus. The results were satisfying, considerably better than after other methods of hallux valgus treatment.

Key words: hallux valgus, the Kramer osteotomy, results

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