Surgical approaches to the forefoot for common sports-related pathologies: a review of the literature and cadaveric dissection

  • David AhearneEmail author
  • Peter Rosenfeld


This article reviews the published literature regarding the surgical approaches to pathologies encountered within the forefoot, including arthroscopic and open techniques, and their treatment. We have demonstrated these surgical approaches with cadavers, to identify the key anatomical landmarks and safe zones for these surgical techniques, to prevent the complications associated with their treatment.


Forefoot surgery Surgical approaches Cadaveric Review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St Marys HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.LondonUK

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