Freiberg's Disease

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Freiberg's Disease

Freiberg's disease is an osteochondrosis of the metatarsal head, most commonly occurring in young athletes older than 12 years who perform on their toes in either sprinting or jumping activities.  The primary complaint is often a vague forefoot pain, worsened by activity and weight-bearing and relieved with rest. While some cases may resolve spontaneously, patients who do not respond to conservative measures may require surgery.  The exact cause remains unknown    
 

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The terms "Freiberg's Disease" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Modified Weil osteotomy for the treatment of Freiberg's disease.
 

Author(s): Jiyoun Kim, Woo Jin Choi, Yoo Jung Park, Jin Woo Lee

Journal: Clin Orthop Surg. 2012 Dec;4(4):300-6.

 

Numerous metatarsal osteotomies have been developed for the treatment of Freiberg's disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of modified Weil osteotomy in the treatment of Freiberg's disease.

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2012

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[Dorsal closing-wedge osteotomy in the treatment of Freiberg's disease].
 

Author(s): Bülent Capar, Erdoğan Kutluay, Salih Müjde

Journal: Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2007 ;41(2):136-9.

 

We evaluated the midterm results of debridement, synovectomy, and dorsal closing-wedge osteotomy in the treatment of metatarsal head osteochondrosis (Freiberg's disease).

Last Updated: 7 May 2007

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Freiberg's disease and dorsiflexion osteotomy.
 

Author(s): P Kinnard, R Lirette

Journal: J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1991 Sep;73(5):864-5.

 

Last Updated: 23 Oct 1991

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