Freiberg's disease


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Related to Freiberg's disease: Kohler's disease, Sever's disease

Freiberg's disease

 [fri´bergz]
osteochondrosis of the head of the second metatarsal bone.

osteochondritis

Orthopedics Inflammation of bone and joint surfaces–usually aseptic; note: A legacy of the German school of medicine was eponymic immortalization of osteochondritis in each joint
Osteochondritis eponyms
Freiberg's disease–metatarsal head
Haglund's disease–calcaneus
Köhler's disease–tarsal-navicular bones
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease–femoral head
Osgood-Schlatter disease–tibial tubercle
Panner's disease–humeral head
Sinding-Larsen-Johannson disease–patella
Thiemann's disease–metacarpal and metatarsal bones
Wegner's disease–osteochondritis with epiphyseal separation–congenital syphilis
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While conservative management has been proposed for non-athlete adolescents with Freiberg's disease, efficacy is 60% at best, and average time to resolution is considerable (12 to 36 months).
By applying our dancer-modified surgical approach to hallux rigidus to this patient's second metatarsal, we were able to treat her Freiberg's disease in a manner that preserved (even improved) her ability to dance.
We recognize that our treatment of one patient's Freiberg's disease with the modification of Mann's cheilectomy does not validate the approach.