Intermediate Learning Pathway: Hallux Valgus – Basic Treatment and Etiology

Learning Objectives of this Pathway:

  • Understand osteotomy techniques for correction of hallux valgus
  • Recognize and possible complications of hallux valgus surgery
  • Understand fixation methods for hallux valgus osteotomies

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Day 1:

JFAS Journal Full Collection Articles:

Clinical Sessions (full course):
Century of Hallux Valgus: Evolution of Treatment

Day 2:

JFAS Articles:

Clinical Sessions (full course):
Unintended Consequences of Hallux Valgus Repair

Day 3:

JFAS Articles:

Clinical Sessions (individual):

Can You Permanently Fix My Bunion - This Time?

Surgical Technique Video:
1st Ray Procedure - Offset V Bunion

Day 4:

JFAS Articles:

Additional Outside Journal References:

First metatarsal head osteotomies for the correction of hallux abducto valgus.
Chandler LM.
Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2014 Apr;31(2):221-31. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2013.12.004. Review.

Evaluation of surgical experience and the use of an osteotomy guide on the apical angle of an Austin osteotomy.

Hetherington VJ, Kawalec-Carroll JS, Melillo-Kroleski J, Jones T, Melillo M, McFarland N, Blazer M, Favazzo JA.
Foot (Edinb). 2008 Sep;18(3):159-64. doi: 10.1016/j.foot.2008.01.008. Epub 2008 Apr 2.

Avascular necrosis of the hallux metatarsal head.

Easley ME, Kelly IP.
Foot Ankle Clin. 2000 Sep;5(3):591-608. Review.

Long-term outcome of chevron-osteotomy in juvenile hallux valgus.
Kraus T, Singer G, Svehlík M, Kaltenbach J, Eberl R, Linhart W.
Acta Orthop Belg. 2013 Oct;79(5):552-8.

Alternative methods in fixation for capital osteotomies in hallux valgus surgery.
Zelen CM, Young NJ.
Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2013 Jul;30(3):295-306. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2013.04.002. Review.



The ACFAS learning pathways are a tool to be used by residency directors, fellowship directors and school faculty to aid with didactic learning during the COVID-19 crisis. They are not intended to replace a curriculum, but to supplement student and resident education during this time of need. The learning pathways are divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced categories. Pathways have been organized into specific topics that have a variety of educational materials from the ACFAS On Demand course content. They also include journal articles with links primarily from The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS).