Back To Basics: Why The Proximal First Metatarsal Osteotomy Is Resurging

In 1928, McMensor noted that “in medical literature, ideas are frequently presented, forgotten and presented again.” 1 In recent years, we have seen a resurgence of interest in proximal first metatarsal osteotomy procedures for the correction of bunion deformities. Numerous orthopedic suppliers now provide specific fixation devices for proximal first metatarsal closing and opening wedge osteotomies. This has been an interesting phenomenon, considering the enthusiasm for the Lapidus type of bunion correction over recent years

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Back To Basics: Why The Proximal First Metatarsal Osteotomy Is Resurging

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