Distal First Metatarsal Osteotomy

  • Alessandro Caprio
  • Francesco Oliva
  • Fabio Treia


More than 150 operations have been described for the management of hallux valgus. The multitude of techniques indicates that no single operation can be considered as “the standard,” and none will address all the components of the deformity in all patients. Poorly planned or executed surgery may lead to high levels of patient dissatisfaction. One of the most common complications following distal metatarsal osteotomies is recurrence of the deformity, a direct consequence of inappropriate selection of the patient, incorrect surgical technique, and underestimated healing time of the osteotomy. Recently, a number of new osteotomies have been described, and choosing the most appropriate can be difficult.


Hallux Valgus Metatarsal Head Metatarsophalangeal Joint Hallux Valgus Angle Metatarsal Osteotomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Caprio
    • 1
  • Francesco Oliva
    • 2
  • Fabio Treia
    • 3
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle DepartmentClinica Di Lorenzo AvezzanoAvezzanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly
  3. 3.Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle DepartmentClinica Di Lorenzo AvezzanoAvezzanoItaly

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