Revision Bunion Surgery on 20 yo Female


These are x-rays taken before and after a revision bunion surgery in a healthy 20 yr old female. Multiple attempts by a different provider had been made to correct the deformity. Those attempts failed unfortunately, causing over shortening of the metatarsal. To correct the deformity and also restore length we used autograft from her heel bone. The joint looks unusual due to the bone that had been previously resected. Once the patient healed she was very pleased with the position of her great toe. She reported no pain at the great toe joint, fusion site, or the autograft harvest site at calcaneus (heel). NOTE: We did discuss a great toe joint fusion as an option but due to patient’s age she declined – she preferred an attempt be made to correct bunion while sparring 1st MTP joint.

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