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New Technique for the Treatment of Freigberg Disease - One Case

Julián David Molano1 & Karol Gabriela Rubiano Ortiz2

1Foot and Ankle Surgeon - Hospital Universitario Mayor, MEDERI, Bogotá, Colombia
2Orthopaedic and Traumatology Resident - Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia

Dr. Julián David Molano, Universitario Mayor, Mederi, Bogotá, Colombia & Dr. Karol Gabriela Rubiano Ortiz, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia.

Keywords: Freigberg Disease; Avascular Necrosis; Metatarsal Head

Abstract

Avascular necrosis of the metatarsal head described by Freigberg [1,2] is a patology that causes pain as principal symptom, it specially affects the second metatarsal and progressively destroys the metatarsophalangeal articulation compromised [3]. There is no clear evidence of superiority between one or othrer thechnique of treatment although there are several descriptions of these [2]. In the present article we describe a non reported previously technique used in one patient who got excelent results and recovery, excising the metatarsal head and replacing it with a tendón graft.

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