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
Citation: Ignacio Melendez., et al. “Hallux Rigidus Treatment: Weil´s Osteotomy".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.3 (2021): 04-08.
Copyright: © 2021 Ignacio Melendez., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.