TRAUMASMetaizeau's technique for displaced metatarsal neck fracturesAguado, Héctor J.a; Herranz, Pedro Gonzáleza; Rapariz, José MariábAuthor Information aOrthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Unit, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid bLocomotive Apparatus Unit, Son Llatzer Hospital, Mallorca, Spain Correspondence and requests for reprints to Héctor J. Aguado Hernández, Departamento de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, Servicio de Ortopedia Infantil Hospital “Ramón y Cajal”, Ca de Colmenar Viejo Km. 9,400, 28034 Madrid, Spain Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: September 2003 - Volume 12 - Issue 5 - p 321-324 Buy Abstract Metaizeau's technique can be applied to reduce the displaced metatarsal head distally from the fracture in an easier way and to keep the fracture site closed, as compared with retrograde Kirschner wires. We present seven fractures treated anterograde with progressive weight–bearing after 2 weeks. Open reduction was unnecessary in all cases. This technique permitted correct control of the distal fracture fragment, obtained good reduction of the metatarsal heads without opening the fracture site, and with no lesion of the capsulo-ligamentosus metatarsophalangeal joint structures. We obtained the radiographic healing of all and showed correct alignment. Metaizeau's technique is a valid alternative to retrograde Kirschner wires fixation in the treatment of displaced metatarsal neck fractures. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.