Surgical Management of Freiberg Disease by Dorsal Closing Wedge Osteotomy
Introduction: The purpose of the study was to assess the efficacy of the dorsal closing wedge osteotomy for the treatment of Freiburg’s infraction.
Material and Methods: Twenty patients with Freiburg’s infraction were admitted at our hospital over a period of six years. Patients with a normal plantar contour of the metatarsal head were included. All patients underwent a dorsal closing wedge osteotomy of the metatarsal.
Results: The mean Leeds Movement Performance Index (LMPI) score was 84 (range 70-86). The mean metatarsal shortening was 2mm. the passive flexion restriction was 16° and extension restriction was 10°. Also, a strong negative correlation was found between Smillie classification and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Score (AOFAS) final score (r’s = −0.85, P < .001).
Conclusion: The dorsal closing wedge osteotomy is an efficient and reproducible method for the management of Freiburg’s infraction.
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