Tailor’s bunion surgery
Tailor’s bunion surgery
If there is a large gap between the fourth and fifth metatarsal, so that the fifth metatarsal unnaturally points outwards, this condition is called a tailor’s bunion. Foot pain can be eliminated by performing tailor’s bunion surgery.
Bunion surgery takes the source of pain – the affected metatarsal bone – and corrects its position to relieve pain. This forefoot operation is a very successful type of treatment for foot pain in this area of the foot.
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- Orthopedic treatment focus on spinetherapy
- Wide range of conservative and operative procedures
- Gentle procedures in focus: Dr. Riedel specializes in gentle pain therapy. He was head physician in various pain clinics for over 20 years
- Joints and surgical expert: Prof. Dr. Lill specializes in the treatment of joints. He has years of experience in the field of minimally invasiveand arthroscopic ops.
- Cooperation with clinics and research institutes worldwide
- Renowned private practice: the OrthoCenter is internationally known and repeatedly welcomes patients from abroad who come to Munich for treatment
Tailor’s bunion surgery: Treatment
During foot surgery, the affected bones – mostly small toe bones or metatarsal bones – are cut with a very thin saw. The deformity is then corrected by moving the affected bones into their appropriate positions and by securing them with wiring or a small screw. This provides for a narrower forefoot or corrected positioning of the small toe. Excess bone is removed as gently as possible.
Tailor’s bunion surgery: After surgery
After tailor’s bunion surgery, which is usually carried out in cases of splayfoot, a special type of orthopaedic shoe will be custom fit to your foot. You should immediately begin to bear full weight on the foot in order for total recovery to occur. The special shoes should be worn for about three weeks after the surgery, to ensure correct positioning of the foot. Around one month after surgery, additional x-rays will be taken to ensure that everything is healing correctly and in the right place. If necessary, the wire that was used to secure the bones may need to be removed. This can be done under local anaesthesia.
Your specialist Prof. Dr. Lill
YOUR EXPERT FOR TAILOR’S BUNION
Are you suffering from foot pain and considering tailor’s bunion surgery? Schedule your appointment with Professor Lill today and experience an individual and professional orthopaedic consultation on the day of your choice.