Weil Osteotomy for Claw Toe

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This procedure relieves the symptoms of claw toe, persistent metatarsalgia, metatarsal phalangeal (MTP) joint synovitis or MTP subluxation by shortening the end of the metatarsal at the base of the affected toe. This provides room for the toe to relax and return to its normal position.

What is the Weil osteotomy?

This detailed video explains the entire process of the Weil osteotomy (for claw toe), including preparation, accessing the joint, shortening the bone, and end of procedure. Afterward, the incision is closed, and the foot is bandaged. Patients are placed in a postoperative shoe or boot. Most patients will recover within 6-8 weeks.