Bunionectomy with Distal Head Osteotomy is a procedure used to treat a bunion. A bunion is a foot deformity, made of both bone and soft tissue, which forms at the base of the big toe and unites with the first metatarsal bone of the foot. The procedure includes removal of the bunion and realignment of the big toe to the correct position. If necessary, this bunion surgery may include a realignment of the bones and tendons of the big toe as well.
After the realignment, the podiatric surgeon will stabilize the joint with surgical screws, pins, or sutures, close the incision, and apply bandages.
Bunionectomy with Distal Head Osteotomy is an outpatient procedure, which means that the patient can go home after a brief period of monitoring post-surgery. The patient will be required to wear a walking cast, splint, or surgical shoe for the next few weeks in order for the toe to fully heal.
A podiatrist can determine when normal activities can be resumed, but the recovery usually takes six to eight weeks.
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