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Bunionette (Scarf correction) using OrthoSolutions FOS screws surgical technique

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The Scarf-type osteotomy correction described is most appropriate for bunionette deformities with a degree of lateral angulation of the 5th metatarsal shaft or an increase in the 4/5 inter-metatarsal angle.

Other operative options include simple resection of the lateral prominence or a more distal or proximal osteotomy depending on the nature of the bunionette.

 

Author: Mark Herron FRCS

Institution: The Wellington Hospital , London

 

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