© 2005

Forefoot Reconstruction


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-17
  2. The Procedures

    1. Louis Samuel Barouk
      Pages 115-138
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      Pages 139-154
    3. Louis Samuel Barouk
      Pages 155-157
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      Pages 158-167
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      Pages 174-178
  3. The Main Forefoot Pathologies

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      Pages 179-204
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      Pages 205-216
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      Pages 217-242
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      Pages 243-250
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      Pages 255-268
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      Pages 269-278
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      Pages 279-289
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      Pages 291-304
    9. Louis Samuel Barouk
      Pages 305-312
    10. Louis Samuel Barouk
      Pages 313-314

About this book


For a long time, forefoot surgery had many disadvantages including a painful postoperative period and recurrence of deformities. New techniques – notably Scarf, the first metatarsal osteotomy and the Weil osteotomy of the lesser metatarsal – provide a significant improvement in the treatment of static forefoot disorders. The great toe osteotomy has also been greatly improved. Since 1991, the author has introduced these techniques in many countries, while developing and studying the corresponding implants and the postoperative period. He has also developed surgical management techniques that bridge these different osteotomies. More than 1000 surgeons around the world are using these techniques, which are now widely taught. In this second edition of the book the general presentation is clearer and more pleasant and many pictures have been replaced. Several topics are emphasized, notably the great toe proximal phalanx osteotomy, the joint preservative surgery in severe forefoot disorders, including revision after failed bunionectomy and rheumatoid forefoot following the "ms” point for an accurate and effective metatarsal shortening. Lastly, new procedures are exposed, particularly in Claw toe and hammer with the PIP plantar release and the surgery of the middle phalanx and also the Weil osteotomy of the first metatarsal in hallux limitus.


Forefoot Hallux valgus Postopearitve management Surgery Surgical techniques osteotomy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Polyclinique de BordeauxBordeauxFrance

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Barouk is a combination of Mozart and Monet as he "harmonizes the forefoot", while using gentle strokes to correct a hallux valgus, metatarsal malalignment, or digital deformity. These attributes are transferred to words and illustrations in this outstanding work. Forefoot Reconstruction is a must for any serious foot and ankle surgeon.

Lowell Scott Weil, Sr, DPM, FACFAS, The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery