Lesser metatarsal V-osteotomy for chronic intractable plantar keratosis. Retrospective analysis of 40 procedures.

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 1998 Jul;88(7):323-31

Department of Surgery, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, USA.

The authors studied 40 V-osteotomies of the lesser metatarsal performed for chronic intractable plantar keratosis. They discuss the effectiveness of the V-osteotomy for this deformity as well as other findings such as whether or not fixation of the osteotomy yields a better result (i.e., a lower incidence of complications). The results show that the V-osteotomy had limited effectiveness for this condition and resulted in a high complication rate.

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July 1998
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