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The Akin osteotomy is a frequently performed medial closing wedge osteotomy of the proximal phalanx of the hallux. It is usually used as a complimentary procedure in the correction of hallux valgus. Various implants and techniques have been described for fixation. Suture fixation has the advantage of a lower implant signature and a reduction in cost. However, the thin cortex of the phalanx can be prone to failure during suture application. We describe a new technique for suture fixation, which we have found to be reliable and to reduce the risk of phalangeal cortical failure. Copyright © 2013 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Shuvendu Prosad Roy, Ken Jin Tan. A modified suture technique for fixation of the Akin osteotomy. The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 2013 Mar-Apr;52(2):276-8

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