opening wedge osteotomy

opening wedge osteotomy

a procedure for treating bunion deformity in which a proximal cut is made in the metatarsal to reduce the deformity. It is performed with or without tendon transfers.
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Sagittal translation in opening wedge osteotomy for the correction of thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity in ankylosing spondylitis.
Opening wedge osteotomy is indicated in early, medium and advanced arthritis, in the older group, up to 70 years, and also if a large correction is needed.
First described by Albee in 1915 (79) as a lateral opening wedge osteotomy that raised the front apex of the lateral trochlea, these procedures have been indicated for patellar instability in the context of high-grade trochlear dysplasia.
An opening wedge osteotomy is more popular, because it restores radial length and creates a "free" distal fragment.