Dr. Timothy Young, Board Certified Foot Surgeon Discusses a More Involved Tailor's Bunion Surgery Correction

Dr. Timothy Young, Board Certified Foot Surgeon Discusses a More Involved Tailor's Bunion Surgery Correction

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In some cases, the fifth metatarsal bone was away from the adjacent fourth metatarsal so much that to correct the problem we must reset the bone. This is much like creating a surgical fracture realigning the bone exactly where it should be amenable allowing it to heal in its new position.  This can correct a more pronounced tailor's bunion.  

This requires some type of fixation.  Usually this involves one or 2 small screws to hold the bone in the newly aligned position.  Bone healing typically takes 6–8 weeks.  Therefore, the cast boot is used long enough to allow for the additional bone healing.  This can also help if the patient has a pressure point under the fifth metatarsal or callus under the fifth metatarsal.  There are several different ways of realigning the bone and then fixating this.  
 
If you have concerns about a tailor's bunion, please come to our clinic for surgical consultation. Give us a call today at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online. 
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