Iatrogenic Transfer Metatarsalgia managed by the Lapidus Procedure: A Report of Two Cases

Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj, Harmeet Singh, Mandeep S Dhillon
2014 Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery Asia Pacific  
Corrective surgery for Hallux Valgus requires that we balance the 1st metatarsal head with those of the lesser metatarsals. Failure of achieving this balance would result in a transfer metatarsalgia to the lesser metatarsal heads, frequently the 2nd metatarsal. We report of 2 such cases that presented with a transfer metatarsalgia to the head of the 2nd metatarsal. The Lapidus procedure was done to achieve the balance of the 1st metatarsal head with the rest of the lesser metatarsals in both
more » ... es. Both patients reported complete relief of pain and improvement in the AOFAS MTP-IP scores.
doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1009 fatcat:jz3aebq4ozar5iadcihulzkutu