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Modified Youngswick Procedure for Hallux Limitus

Philip Radovic SouthWestern Residency Program (Aestheticare/Mission Hospital), PM&S 36, San Juan Capistrano, CA.

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Ekta Yadav-Shah SouthWestern Residency Program (Aestheticare/Mission Hospital), PM&S 36, San Juan Capistrano, CA.

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Ki Choe SouthWestern Residency Program (Aestheticare/Mission Hospital), PM&S 36, San Juan Capistrano, CA.

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Multiple surgical procedures have been described for the correction of hallux limitus deformity. We describe a new modification of the Youngswick procedure for the surgical treatment of hallux limitus. Other procedures for hallux limitus correction are also discussed. This modified Youngswick procedure will provide a new approach to treating hallux limitus secondary to metatarsus primus elevatus when shortening of the first metatarsal is not indicated. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 97(5): 420–423, 2007)

Corresponding author: Ekta Yadav-Shah, DPM, SouthWestern Residency Program (Aestheticare/Mission Hospital), PM&S 36, 30260 Rancho Viejo Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.