Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Hallux Valgus

Foot Ankle Clin. 2020 Mar;25(1):79-95. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2019.10.010. Epub 2019 Nov 30.


Minimally invasive (MIS) or percutaneous surgery has evolved rapidly through the development of novel techniques with precise description, correct indications, and the incorporation of modifications of safe and effective techniques described in open surgery. The correct term to describe these procedures should be percutaneous and MIS should be reserved for procedures between percutaneous and open surgery (eg, osteosynthesis). According to results, third-generation techniques are useful, effective, and easier than open procedures. It seems that MIS surgery has an extensive learning curve, and therefore it may be difficult to duplicate the results shown on already-published data.

Keywords: Evolution; Hallux valgus; Minimally invasive; Percutaneous; Techniques.

Publication types

  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Hallux Valgus / diagnostic imaging
  • Hallux Valgus / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Learning Curve
  • Metatarsal Bones / surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / education
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Osteotomy / adverse effects
  • Osteotomy / education
  • Osteotomy / methods*