Antun Maričević, Ivo Marinović, Mladen Kljaković
Results of surgical treatment of hallux valgus

SUMMARY
Halllux valgus is a common problem in orthopaedy. Surgical correction is primarily indicated in order to relieve pain. Patients treated at the Department of Orthopaedy of the Clinical Hospital Split from 1951 till 1990 were analysed. Seventy patients were controlled in 1991. The results of treatment in 35 patients (55 feet) operated by the Keller-Brandes technique were compared with the results of 35 patients (57 feet) operated by the Lelievre technique. In patients operated by the Keller-Brandes method the result was estabilished as excellent in 6 feet (11,0%), satisfactory in 19 (34,5%) and poor in 30 feet (54,5%). In patients operated by the Lelievre method the result was estabilished as excellent in 30 feet (35,1%), satisfactory in 24 (42,1%) and poor in 13 feet (22,8%). The results show a significant advantage of the Lelievre method. The authors recommend the choice of this technique mainly in the case of elderly people. Key words: hallux valgus, results of surgical treatment, operative methods.