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CME OnDemand: Bunions Behaving Badly: A Presidential Perspective on Complications in Hallux Valgus Surgery
Bunions Behaving Badly: A Presidential Perspective on Complications in Hallux Valgus Surgery

Moderator Jeffrey E. Johnson, MD

Faculty: Robert B. Anderson, MD, James W. Brodsky, MD, Michael J. Coughlin, MD, Lew C. Schon, MD


There is sparse data to guide surgeons and patients alike regarding what procedures to employ for a given hallux valgus deformity or for the problems resulting from a failed bunion surgery. Existing studies are generally either Level 4 or 5 case series, retrospective or underpowered, and typically the management of complications is covered sparsely in this literature. New concepts about hallux valgus and innovations in surgical technique have created a need for surgeons to perform new types of surgeries using new implants or a minimal incision technique that may add technical demands to what is already a challenging surgical procedure. These factors may lead to different types of complications than commonly seen by many surgeons. This webinar will address the major causes of complications surrounding hallux valgus surgery and each of the senior faculty will offer solutions that they have found helpful in their years of experience. Discussions will surround not only technical details of the surgical plan, but also the expected outcomes of the procedures. Because not every possible complication can be covered in a one-hour session, the focus will be on principles and concepts to apply to each condition that is encountered.

Target Audience

This course is designed for the experienced foot and ankle surgeon, the generalist orthopaedic surgeon interested in expanding their scope of practice into foot and ankle, post-residency fellows and residents who treat acute and chronic problems of the foot and ankle, and allied health professionals who work in foot and ankle care.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

1. Describe the importance of patient selection and the pathomechanics of the failed bunion
2. Identify the primary causes of undercorrection and salvage techniques for recurrent hallux valgus
3. Identify the primary causes of overcorrection and salvage techniques for hallux varus
4. Apply techniques for management of bone loss or arthritis following bunion surgery

AOFAS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AOFAS designates this enduring material for a maximum of up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statement of Need

A need for this educational activity has been determined based on previous course evaluations and the AOFAS educational curriculum. The content of this course was based on current issues and topics provided by AOFAS membership and leadership. For more information on the AOFAS CME mission, visit


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The material presented in this continuing medical education activity has been made available by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the authors or presenters, which may be helpful or of interest to other practitioners. Methods, techniques, and procedures demonstrated and views and opinions expressed by speakers, presenters, and faculty are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of AOFAS, nor does presentation on the program represent or constitute endorsement or promotion by AOFAS. AOFAS expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, methods, information, techniques, opinions, or procedures expressed, presented, or demonstrated.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 03/01/2023
Cost: Member: $15.00
Non-Member: $59.00
Credit Offered:
1 CME (MD) Credit
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