Akin procedure

Akin procedure

excision of a medial wedge of bone from the hallux proximal phalanx to correct hallux phalangeus valgus, or to realign the hallux proximal phalanx with the head of the first metatarsal (and reduce the hallux valgus angle) see Figure 1
Figure 1: (A) Scarf osteotomy to 1st metatarsal, and Akin procedure to proximal phalanx hallux; (B) Scarf osteotomy, medial view. This article was published in Neale's Disorders of the Foot, Lorimer, French, O'Donnell, Burrow, Wall, Copyright Elsevier, (2006).
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The Akin procedure is a medial eminence resection, medial capsular reefing, and a medial closing-wedge phalangeal osteotomy.