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.

This content is only available to members of the AAOS.

Please log in using the link at the top right corner of this page to access your exclusive AAOS member content.

Not a member? Become a member!