Minimally Invasive Modified Wilson Osteotomy for the Treatment of Hallux valgus

  • Sheldon Nadal


The modified Wilson osteotomy is a V-shaped osteotomy of the first metatarsal neck made in the sagittal plane with the apex of the V pointed proximally (Fig. 10.1). This osteotomy allows the head of the first metatarsal to be displaced laterally to reduce the intermetatarsal angle. The V-shape contributes stability. Best results are obtained when the procedure is performed on a foot with a mild to moderate hallux valgus deformity, a flexible first metatarsal phalangeal joint, and a mild to moderately increased metatarsus primus varus angle.


Medial Eminence Kirschner Wire Hallux Valgus Metatarsal Head Osteotomy Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheldon Nadal
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  1. 1.TorontoCanada
  2. 2.TrusteeAcademy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle surgeryPhiladelphiaUSA

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