Comparison of screw-fixation stabilities of first metatarsal shaft osteotomies: a biomechanical study


Unal A. M. , Baran O., Uzun B., Turan A. C.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.44, no.1, pp.70-75, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2010.2209
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-75

Abstract

Objectives: Although metatarsal shaft osteotomies have become popular in the surgical treatment of moderate or advanced hallux valgus owing to better reduction and stability, they present fixation problems as the angular correction increases. The purpose of this biomechanical study was to evaluate the effects of widely used metatarsal shaft osteotomies and a newly defined osteotomy modification on the stability of screw fixation at greater angular corrections.