Metatarsal Head Osteotmies

Illustration showing the bone being broken in a “V” type cut

 

Photographs of various instruments used to make detailed cuts into the bone

 

toe with bunion

Preoperative x-ray of a patient with a significant bunion deformity

Toe fixed with screws

Postoperative x-ray of this patient in which 2 small screws were used to fixate the bone — the screws remain in place unless they should ever back out and need to be removed which is rare

 

Preoperative x-ray showing deformity

Preoperative
x-ray showing
deformity

Preoperative template

Preoperative template constructed before surgery to determine if the proposed procedure will be effective

Postoperative x-ray of patient with 2 small screws

Post operative
x-ray at 7 months of this patient- an absorbable rod was used to fixate the bone

 

Patient in a fracture walking boot that is worn for 2-3 weeks following any of the above procedures