Lateral Wind Swept Toes Deformity

Hallux Valgus Osteotomy

In most cases, this deformity is combined with hallux valgus deformity as well as hammertoe. The wind-swept toes will remain even after correction of hallux valgus. Furthermore, the wind-swept toes are mostly combined with excessive length of the lesser metatarsals. To assess the necessity of performing lesser rays specific surgery, we perform a check test, passive hallux valgus correction which in main cases shows that the wind-swept devia tion remains in spite of the great toe correction. MTP...

Scarf Osteotomy of the First Metatarsal

Scarf Lengthening Osteotomy

Scarf is a carpentry term, meaning a joint made by bevelling two beams to correspond. The aim is to set the two beams end-to-end in order to make a longer beam, providing a longer bearing surface. The join - or the cut - is similar to a flash of lightning, on a thunder sky. This is why it is called in France trait de Jupiter in Spain rayo de Jupiter in France Jupiter is Zeus. The name scarf was given in 1984 by Lowell Scott Weil to this first metatarsal osteotomy in regard to its cuts. However,...