OKOJ, Volume 15, No. 7

Complications of Distal Metatarsal Osteotomy

Malunion, nonunion, osteonecrosis, deformity recurrence, and infection are the most common complications associated with distal metatarsal osteotomy. Surgical treatment can include repositioning osteotomy and arthrodesis. Nonsurgical treatment can include elevation of the extremity, antibiotics, or activity and shoe modifications.

    • Keywords:
    • infection,

    • malunion,

    • metatarsophalangeal joint,

    • osteonecrosis

    Tarsal Coalition

    Although tarsal coalition is uncommon, the condition can cause considerable pain and decreased motion of the midtarsal, subtalar, and tibiotalar joints. Immobilization and casting are implemented before surgery is attempted.

      • Keywords:
      • calcaneonavicular coalition,

      • resection,

      • talocalcaneal coalition,

      • tarsal coalition