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Weil Osteotomy

The Weil Osteotomy is a surgical procedure used to treat a number of forefoot or metatarsal head related problems. Some of the common symptoms treated with this procedure are metatarsalgia, plantar plate dysfunction and plantar calluses. The technique involves an almost horizontal cut of the metatarsal and the sliding backwards of the distal end of the metatarsal to shorten it. This reduces the weightbearing load on the head of the metatarsal. Weightbearing is permitted after the procedure. The toes often become very stiff and early mobilisation of them is necessary. Most studies on the Weil Osteotomy report around 90% satisfaction rate, though there has been some controversy among foot surgeons about the use of the procedure.

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