Bunionette correction by metatarsal osteotomy: preliminary report.

  • Klaus Sponsel
  • Published 1976 in The Orthopedic clinics of North America


A preliminary report is presented of 17 patients who underwent 27 fifth metatarsal osteotomies. Oblique osteotomy without internal fixation was used. Union of the osteotomy without external immobilization occurred in 16 of the patients. Correction was effected in a case of delayed union in one foot because it was symptomatic. Improvement and normal function… (More)


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