The Weil osteotomy is an operation for pain in the front part of the foot, under the “knuckle bones”. Doctors call this type of pain “metatarsalgia”. It may also be done as part of an operation to straighten one or more of your toes.
You have sustained a fracture or dislocation to one of your toes. You may walk on the foot as comfort allows, but you may find it easier to walk on your heel in the early stages. The swelling is often worse at the end of the day and elevating it will help.
This is an operation to correct the severe toe deformities which occur in the feet of people with rheumatoid arthritis and other similar conditions. Occasionally it is done for deformities caused by other conditions.
You have sustained a fracture to the mid-shaft of the 5th Metatarsal of your foot. Please see the picture below to understand where this injury is. This normally takes approximately 6 weeks to unite (heal) although pain and swelling can be ongoing for 3-6 months.