The offset V osteotomy versus the modified Austin with a longer plantar arm: a comparison of mechanical stability.

@article{Ravenell2011TheOV,
  title={The offset V osteotomy versus the modified Austin with a longer plantar arm: a comparison of mechanical stability.},
  author={Rahn A Ravenell and Carl A. Kihm and Angela S. P. Lin and Francis X Garing},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={201-6}
}
Several studies have tested the strength and various fixation modalities of the long dorsal arm offset V osteotomy, and have proven it to be a stable construct when fixated properly. We believe that a modification of the traditional Austin cuts, with a slightly longer plantar arm, lends itself to greater stability because instead of ground reactive forces… CONTINUE READING