- Lapidus procedure is indicated for w/ severe hallux valgus deformity + a hypermobile 1st ray;
- procedure involves: arthrodesis of metatarsalcuneiform joint
- note that shortening of metatarsal will occur if large biplanar wedge is resected from the joint;
- therefore, minimal cartilage resection is optimal technique;
- incidence of pseudoarthrosis is approximately 15%
Modified Lapidus procedure for hallux valgus.