Soft tissue approach to hallux valgus deformity correction has not been popular due to concerns of its effectiveness. Osteodesis procedure is a soft tissue technique that has been reported with favorable results, especially its long term deformity recurrence rate was very low. Recurrence complication after Lapidus procedure has seldom been reported and its remedial surgery not much discussed yet. Soft tissue approach has never been recommended or reported for salvaging failed hallux valgus surgery. This case report is a failed Lapidus procedure due to symptomatic recurrence of deformity that was successfully salvaged by osteodesis procedure and followed up for six years to ensure no late symptoms and deformity recurrence.

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