Proximal opening-wedge osteotomy of the first metatarsal for moderate and severe hallux valgus using low profile plates

Publication date: Available online 31 July 2013 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Caio Nery , Cibele Réssio , Gerson de Azevedo Santa Cruz , Rafael Silva Remor de Oliveira , Carla Chertman Background To present the results of the treatment of hallux valgus with the proximal metatarsal opening wedge (PMOW) osteotomy using two different screw and plate systems. Methods Forty-one patients with moderate and severe hallux valgus were treated with the PMOW osteotomy between 2005 and 2009. The fixation was obtained by the Darco ® BOW or by the Arthrex ® LPS plate

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Proximal opening-wedge osteotomy of the first metatarsal for moderate and severe hallux valgus using low profile plates

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