Metatarsal osteotomies in Hallux Rigidus
Keywords:Hallux rigidus, Osteotomy, Metatarsal bones, Forefoot, human
This work presents the objectives and indications of the three distal osteotomies of the first metatarsal most frequently used in Hallux Rigidus surgery: Weil-Barouk oblique osteotomy, Youngswick (modified Chevron) osteotomy, and Watermann dorsal closed wedge osteotomy. The surgical technique, indications, advantages, and disadvantages of each of them are described. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Studies; Expert Opinion.
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