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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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 can be done with bone from a distance packed into the open space.
The TruWedge(TM) BGS product provides a simple and efficacious means of filling the bone defects created during opening wedge osteotomy procedures.
An opening wedge osteotomy is more popular, because it restores radial length and creates a "free" distal fragment.