Metatarsal Osteotomy – Foot Treatment

Metatarsal shortening osteotomies are needed to correct toe angulation or dislocation. This is most commonly seen in hammertoe or claw toe deformities. Other less involved options may be more appropriate depending on the deformity and symptoms of the patient. However, when the toe is dislocated, the deformity must be addressed with a metatarsal shortening osteotomy. The second indication is to relieve pressure under a metatarsal head. Often this is associated with a callus and pain in the ball of the foot.