Title

Moderate Bunions: Is The Metatarsal Osteotomy More Effective Than The Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2020

Publication Title

Podiatry Today

Abstract

Point Yes. Noting the more aggressive nature of the Lapidus procedure and higher non-union rates, these authors say metatarsal osteotomies such as the Scarf osteotomy and closing base wedge osteotomy provide reliable long-term correction of moderate severity bunions with minimal complications.

Counterpoint No. Sharing his experience along with evidence from the literature, this author advocates that triplanar correction capability, evolving improvements in technique and superior alignment make the tarsometatarsal arthrodesis the preferred procedure for moderate bunions over metatarsal osteotomies.

Volume

33

Issue

10

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