Minimally Invasive Modified Wilson Osteotomy for the Treatment of Hallux Valgus

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Abstract

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. 7.1). This osteotomy allows the head of the first metatarsal to be displaced laterally to reduce the intermetatarsal angle. The V-shape contributes stability. The 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.

Keywords

Torque Beach Nylon Epinephrine Lidocaine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Podiatrist TorontoCanada
  2. 2.Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle surgeryPhiladelphiaUSA

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