Comparison of the results of the Weil and Helal osteotomies for the treatment of metatarsalgia secondary to dislocation of the lesser metatarsophalangeal joints.


We retrospectively reviewed the outcome of 30 patients who were treated surgically for metatarsalgia resulting from dislocation of one or more lesser metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints. We used two treatments, including an osteotomy of the metatarsal head (Weil osteotomy, N = 15) or an osteotomy of the metatarsal shaft (Helal osteotomy, N = 15). Before… (More)