Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 3

Hallux Rigidus Treatment: Weil´s Osteotomy

Diego Yearson1,2, Ignacio Melendez1,2*, Juan Drago1,2, Federico Anain1 and Santiago SiniscalchiDiego Yearson1,2, Ignacio Melendez1,2*, Juan Drago1,2, Federico Anain1 and Santiago Siniscalchi1

1Sanatorio de la Trinidad Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2Sanatorio de la Trinidad Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

*Corresponding Author: Ignacio Melendez, Sanatorio de la Trinidad Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Received: December 28, 2020; Published: February 08, 2021



Introduction: Hallux rigidus pathology affects the first metatarsophalangeal joint causing pain, limited range of motion (ROM) and alter gait pattern in late stages.

Objective: This study shows our experience with Weil´s osteotomy in hallux rigidus type 1 and 2.

Methods: Retrospective study level IV, 30 patients with hallux rigidus types 1 and 2 were operated on from 2010 to 2016.

Results: 29 of 30 patients returned to daily activities after hallux rigidus surgical treatment, there were no complications relative to surgical procedure such nonunion, plantar keratosis, central metatarsal stress fractures.

Discussion: Hallux rigidus treatment is controversial, there are many surgical techniques for hallux rigidus treatment, distal osteotomies, proximal osteotomies, but Weil´s osteotomy allows range of motion in early stages, very low risk of osteonecrosis, stable osteotomy, shortening and descending first metatarsal head.

Conclusion: Due to results we obtained in this study, we believe Weil´s osteotomy is the best surgical technique for treating hallux rigidus types 1 and 2.

Keywords: Hallux Rigidus; ROM; First Metatarsophalangeal Joint



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Citation: Ignacio Melendez., et al. “Hallux Rigidus Treatment: Weil´s Osteotomy".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.3 (2021): 04-08.


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