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2020 Oct

Foot Ankle Orthop



Comorbidities Associated With Poor Outcomes Following Operative Hammertoe Correction in a Geriatric Population.


Maidman SD, Nash AE, Manz WJ, Spencer CC, Fantry A, Tenenbaum S, Brodsky J, Bariteau JT
Foot Ankle Orthop. 2020 Oct; 5(4):2473011420946726.
PMID: 35097407.


Although complications following hammertoe correction surgery are rare, older patients with comorbid conditions are often considered poorer operative candidates compared with younger, healthier patients because of a suspected increased risk of adverse outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine if the presence of multiple comorbidities was associated with increased complications or unsuccessful patient-reported outcomes following operative hammertoe correction in geriatric patients.