A Distal Metatarsal Osteotomy for Hallux RigidusÖzkan, Namk Kemal MD*ı; Özkan, Korhan MD*; Cilli, Feridun MD†; Esemenli, Tanl MD‡ıTechniques in Orthopaedics: June 2010 - Volume 25 - Issue 2 - p 145-146 doi: 10.1097/BTO.0b013e3181c94156 TIPS & PEARLS SECTION Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Hallux rigidus is a mild to severe degenerative arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint of the foot. The symptoms usually result from cartilage wear, altered joint mechanics, and osteophyte formation particularly on the dorsal aspect of the first metatasal head. Although cheilectomy is used with predictable success to treat grade 1 and grade 2 cases with Hallux rigidus, arthrodesis is the most commonly used tecnique to treat the advanced cases. In this report, we aimed to present a new tecnique of distal metatarsal ostetomy for surgical correction of advanced hallux rigidus with cheilectomy. *Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Goztepe Education and Training Hospital †Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty, Haydarpasa Training Hospital ‡Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey Address correspondence and reprint requests to Korhan Özkan, MD, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.