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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ, Eugenio; ALVAREZ LOPEZ, Alejandro; BUENO RODRIGUEZ, Pedro  and  PEREZ GONZALEZ, Rafael. Modified Ghali´s technique: an alternative to the surgical treatment of metatarsus varus. AMC [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.5. ISSN 1025-0255.

A bibliographical review on the modified Ghali´s technique for the surgical treatment of the metatarsus varus is performed; it is a procedure that permits to correct deformity in adduction of the forefoot. This is a simple technique, of short length, little invasive on the soft parts with a brief time of immobilization in comparison with the original Ghali´s technique. The surgical procedure of the modified technique consists on a smaller incision which goes from the neck of the first metatarsal to the first wedge, tenotomy of the abductor muscle of the thick artejo that is tense as cord of arch, increasing the adduction of forefoot, metatarsocuneana capsulotomy where the main adduction is produced, as well as that of Ghali´s was tenotomized the previous tibialis of the first wedge to release its supinator action and subsequently is immobilized for a period of six weeks.

Keywords : foot deformities [surgery]; child.

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