International Orthopaedics

, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 1799–1803 | Cite as

Long-term results of the retrocapital metatarsal percutaneous osteotomy for hallux valgus

  • Omar Faour-MartínEmail author
  • Miguel Ángel Martín-Ferrero
  • Jóse Antonio Valverde García
  • Aurelio Vega-Castrillo
  • María Ángeles de la Red-Gallego
Original Paper



The current trend in hallux valgus surgery is directed toward percutaneous procedures. However, no evidence that any of these methods of treatment are superior to the others has been described, excepting studies in the long term. The aim of this study was to analyse a series of patients who had undergone a percutaneous distal retrocapital osteotomy of the first metatarsal, and had been followed up for ten years.


We carried out a clinical and radiological evaluation of 115 feet ten years after surgery.


The AOFAS scale results in the tenth postoperative year remained significantly favourable compared to their corresponding values in the preoperative period, yielding an improvement of 42.2 points overall on average. In relation to radiological findings, the mean hallux angle was maintained below 20 °, with a mean intermetatarsal angle of 8.1 °.


Percutaneous retrocapital metatarsal osteotomy for treatment of mild to moderate hallux valgus is effective in the long term, with the advantages of a minimally invasive procedure.


Osteonecrosis Kirschner Wire Hallux Valgus Metatarsal Head Metatarsophalangeal Joint 
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Conflict of interest

No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omar Faour-Martín
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miguel Ángel Martín-Ferrero
    • 2
  • Jóse Antonio Valverde García
    • 1
  • Aurelio Vega-Castrillo
    • 2
  • María Ángeles de la Red-Gallego
    • 3
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Surgery and TraumatologyHospital of Ávila-Sacyl ÁvilaSpain
  2. 2.Clinic University Hospital of ValladolidValladolidSpain
  3. 3.Hospital Marqués de ValdecillaSantanderSpain

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