The Bunionette, or Taylor’s bunion, refers to the deformity 5th metatarsal, that may occur due to head enlargement, metatarsal torsion or increased angulation from the other metatarsals.
Initial treatment consists in shoe wear modification, protection of bone prominence and medication, but many cases progress to surgical correction.
In this case, a percutaneous (small skin holes) was used to perform a corrective osteotomy of the 5th metatarsal diaphysis, yielding in an excellent correction with fast recovery.
For the success of this technique is it important to perform the bandages weekly, maintaining the correction obtained during the surgical procedure.
This technique allows immediate weight bear in surgical shoe and return to work in 2 to 8 weeks, depending on the physical demand.
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