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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 70-B, Issue 2 | Pages 236 - 241
1 Mar 1988
Grace D Hughes J Klenerman L

In a retrospective study we compared the results of 31 Wilson and 31 Hohmann osteotomies of the first metatarsal in the treatment of hallux valgus. There were no differences between the two operations in terms of patient satisfaction, pain relief, appearance, footwear and walking ability. First metatarsal shortening was the same after both operations, and the degree of shortening was unrelated to either the clinical or the pedobarographic findings. Although the long-term radiographic changes after the Hohmann osteotomy were more worrying, the pedobarographic patterns tended to be worse after the Wilson osteotomy. There were no poor results and the numbers of feet with the same final grade were identical in each group. However, there was abnormal loading of the lateral metatarsal heads after both osteotomies when compared with the normal foot, and hallux-contact time during the stance phase was also significantly reduced after osteotomy.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 65-B, Issue 2 | Pages 160 - 162
1 Mar 1983
Grace D

Three cases of a rare complication of Salter Type II fracture-separations of the distal tibial epiphysis are described. Interposition of the anterior tibial neurovascular bundle between the displaced epiphysis and the lower tibia prevented reduction and, in two patients, the blood supply to the foot was compromised. Open reduction and internal fixation resulted in a satisfactory outcome in each case.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 65-B, Issue 2 | Pages 148 - 149
1 Mar 1983
Fiddian N Grace D

Fracture separation of the capital femoral epiphysis occurring during attempted closed reduction of a traumatic dislocation of the hip is described in two adolescents. Although this complication is extremely rare, the prognosis of fracture separation with dislocation of the epiphysis is known to be poor. Avascular necrosis subsequently developed in both cases. The importance of gentle manipulative reduction under general anaesthesia with complete muscle relaxation is emphasised.