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Foot Ankle Surg. 2010 Dec;16(4):153-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2009.08.003. Epub 2009 Sep 11.

The translating Weil osteotomy in the treatment of an overriding second toe: a report of 25 cases.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc, 10 avenue Hippocrate, B1200 Bruxelles, Belgium.


We present a retrospective study of 25 feet operated for an overriding second toe deformity, whether or not associated with hallux valgus deformity and metatarsalgia. The surgical technique of a medial sliding and decompressive Weil osteotomy is described. All patients, operated between January 2002 and December 2007 for this condition in our institution, were reviewed clinically and radiologically. The mean AOFAS score improved with 47.6 points from 45.9 to 93.5. The theoretical advantages of such a translation Weil osteotomy are discussed trying to clarify the previously described pathologic anatomy of this condition.

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