scarf osteotomy

scarf osteotomy

Z osteotomy first metatarsal distal osteotomy used to correct hallux abductovalgus deformity; Z-shaped cut made through first metatarsal shaft (to realign the longitudinal axis along sagittal and horizontal planes; careful angulation of short arms of Z allows frontal-plane rotation of first metatarsal head) and resection of medial eminence at first metatarsal head (Figure 1); the osteotomy is normally fixated internally using wires or bone screws, allowing early postoperative ambulation
Figure 1: (A) Scarf osteotomy to 1st metatarsal, and Akin procedure to proximal phalanx hallux; (B) Scarf osteotomy, medial view. This article was published in Neale's Disorders of the Foot, Lorimer, French, O'Donnell, Burrow, Wall, Copyright Elsevier, (2006).
Mentioned in ?