Percutaneous distal osteotomy of lesser metatarsals (DMMO) for treatment of metatarsalgia with metatarsophalangeal instability

Publication date: Available online 27 April 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Bruno Magnan, Ingrid Bonetti, Stefano Negri, Tommaso Maluta, Carlo Dall’Oca, Elena Samaila Background Clinical and radiological results of percutaneous distal metatarsal minimally invasive osteotomy (DMMO) of the lesser rays for surgical treatment of primary metatarsalgia due to plantar overpressure with metatarsophalangeal instability are described. The aim of this prospective study was to assess the efficacy, feasibility and safety of this minimally invasive surgical (MIS) technique, verifying the possibility to lower the complication rate related to surgical exposures, to reduce operating times with comparable functional and cosmetic results to those reported with traditional open procedures. Methods Hundred and six consecutive percutaneous distal osteotomies without fixation (DMMO) of the second, third or fourth metatarsal bones were performed in 57 patients (70 feet) with a mean age at the surgery of 60.2 years (30 to 81) for treatment of metatarsalgia with metatarsophalangeal instability

Publication date: Available online 27 April 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Bruno Magnan, Ingrid Bonetti, Stefano Negri, Tommaso Maluta, Carlo Dall’Oca, Elena Samaila Background Clinical and radiological results of percutaneous distal metatarsal minimally invasive osteotomy (DMMO) of the lesser rays for surgical treatment of primary metatarsalgia due to plantar overpressure with metatarsophalangeal instability are described. The aim of this prospective study was to assess the efficacy, feasibility and safety of this minimally invasive surgical (MIS) technique, verifying the possibility to lower the complication rate related to surgical exposures, to reduce operating times with comparable functional and cosmetic results to those reported with traditional open procedures. Methods Hundred and six consecutive percutaneous distal osteotomies without fixation (DMMO) of the second, third or fourth metatarsal bones were performed in 57 patients (70 feet) with a mean age at the surgery of 60.2 years (30 to 81) for treatment of metatarsalgia with metatarsophalangeal instability

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Percutaneous distal osteotomy of lesser metatarsals (DMMO) for treatment of metatarsalgia with metatarsophalangeal instability