Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

Authors: Michael Castro, Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands, Christina Kabbash

Metatarsals - Metatarsals, 1st, shaft - transverse or oblique fractures

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Medial approach to MT1

The medial approach to the first metatarsal is used for the fixation of certain fractures of the first metatarsal, for osteotomies of the first metatarsal, or for transfer of the flexor hallucis longus tendon into the base of the first metatarsal.


Dorsal approach to MT1 & MTPJ

This approach is useful for tendon injuries and ORIF of the distal metatarsal, first MTP dislocations that are irreducible and proximal phalanx fractures.


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