ADVANCE AND PROSPECT OF Lapidus OPERATION
WU Genbin;YANG Yunfeng;Yilihamu Tuoerti;LI Shanzhu;YU Guangrong;Department of Orthopedics,Tongji Hospital,Tongji University;
Objective To review the advance of the first tarsometatarsal joint fusion(Lapidus operation) in treating hallux valgus. Methods The relevant literature about Lapidus operations in recent years was reviewed and analyzed. Results Lapidus operation is used to correct deformities through three steps of osteotomy,fusion,and fixation. With the development of this operation and its diversities,surgeons can make adjustment according to the individual differences of state of illness in patients. Conclusion Lapidus operation is the final choice for the hallux valgus,with the operation technology becoming more and more mature and the fixation materials and operative instruments more and more advanced. Lapidus operation will be diversified with the constantly appearance of new technologies like arthroscopy.
【CateGory Index】： R687.3