Weil osteostomy

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 1 Jul 2022

A Weil osteotomy is a form of osteotomy performed in the foot. It is considered a common technique used in the treatment of lesser metatarsal deformities of the forefoot. It is designed to make a controlled shortening of the length of the metatarsal in the transverse plane.

Radiographic features

Plain radiograph

Postoperative radiographs show osteomies at one or more metatarsal neck regions ± placement of small screws.


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