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Fig. 4 | Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research

Fig. 4

From: Geometric analysis of indications for minimally invasive distal metatarsal osteotomy in treatment of hallux valgus

Fig. 4

Additional dorsal or plantar displacement of the distal osteotomy fragment. When distal osteotomy fragment is displaced laterally by magnitude T, we get two approximately cylindrical fragments of diameter W with the distance between the edges of these cylinders being exactly T. If the distal osteotomy fragment is additionally displaced in the dorsal or plantar direction by the magnitude of x (i.e., in the lateral radiographic projection), the bony fragment overlap in the AP radiographic view remains apparently equal while the true displacement between the two cylinder edges is increased

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