Author(s): Hofstaetter SG, Hofstaetter JG, Petroutsas JA, Gruber F, Ritschl P,
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Abstract We prospectively evaluated the one- and seven-year results of the Weil osteotomy for the treatment of metatarsalgia with subluxed or dislocated metatarsophalangeal joints in 25 feet of 24 patients. Good to excellent results were achieved in 21 feet (84\%) after one year and in 22 (88\%) after seven years. The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society score significantly improved from 48 (SD 15) points before surgery to 75 (SD 24) at one year, and 83 (SD 18) at seven years. The procedure significantly reduced pain, diminished isolated plantar callus formation and increased the patient's capacity for walking. Redislocation of the metatarsophalangeal joint was seen in two feet (8\%) after one year and in three (12\%) after seven years. Although floating toes and restricted movement of the metatarsophalangeal joint may occur, the Weil osteotomy is safe and effective.
This article was published in J Bone Joint Surg Br
and referenced in Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics