Bunions in children: treatment with a modified Mitchell osteotomy

J Pediatr Orthop. 1984 Jan;4(1):44-7.


Modifications to the original Mitchell osteotomy of the first metatarsal for bunions in children are described. The reasons for these modifications are stressed, and the results of the modified version of the operation in 45 feet are discussed. Long-term cosmetic and functional results with this operation have been excellent in growing children.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hallux Valgus / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metatarsus / surgery*
  • Osteotomy / methods*
  • Time Factors