Metatarsal osteotomy for metatarsalgia

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1975 May;57(2):187-92.


An oblique osteotomy in the distal half of the metatarsal shaft is described for the treatment of metatarsalgia due to prolapse of one or more of the middle three metatarsal heads. Thirty-eight patients who have had this operation have been followed up for a period of from two to five years. The operation is simple, recovery is rapid and symptoms have been well relieved.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / surgery
  • Callosities / surgery*
  • Callosities / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metatarsophalangeal Joint / surgery*
  • Metatarsus / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteotomy / adverse effects
  • Osteotomy / methods*
  • Toe Joint / surgery*