Comparison of stability of proximal crescentic metatarsal osteotomy and proximal horizontal "V" osteotomy.


Proximal metatarsal osteotomies are often performed in patients with hallux valgus and significant metatarsus primus varus. The crescentic osteotomy is popular; however, some authors have reported malunion of the metatarsal shaft caused by dorsal angulation of the osteotomy in a significant number of cases. Recently, proximal transverse "V" osteotomies have… (More)