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5Physiologic valgus

Physiologic valgus

Physiologic valgus

With the patient in the lateral position, and working from the lateral side, there is a tendency for the hindfoot to fall into varus. Throughout the surgical maneuvers, the surgeon must check continuously that the hindfoot remains in valgus.
By continuously checking and using K-wires as reduction tools and temporary fixation, physiologic valgus is maintained until the final reduction and fixation is obtained.