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Weils osteotomy (using Othosolutions forefoot reconstruction system, FRS) Surgical Technique

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The Weils’ osteotomy is an effective, technically straightforward and reproducible way of reducing plantar metatarsal head pain due to mechanical overload. The metatarsal length is slightly shortened as well as the head elevated by the technique.

It is important to preserve (or reconstruct) an appropriate “metatarsal arcade” whereby from lateral to medial each adjacent metatarsal is slightly longer than its fellow when viewed in the axial plane. Failure to do this will usually transfer mechanical pain down the line laterally to the next longest metatarsal.

A Weils osteotomy is often performed part of a more general forefoot reconstruction.

Author: Mark Herron FRCS

Institution: The Wellington Hospital , London

 

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