Austin Bunionectomy New York City

Austin Bunionectomy Before and After
The Austin Bunionectomy (also called Distal Metatarsal Osteotomy), a bone procedure where the bunion is corrected by relocating just the top of the 1st metatarsal bone.

The Distal Metatarsal Osteotomy Bunionectomy Is Ideal For:

  1. Removing any prominent bone (the bump) on the inside of the foot.
  2. Releasing a tight tendon that pulls the big toe outwards – towards the 2nd toe.
  3. Bone cut (osteotomy) near the big toe joint – needed to realign the top of the bone. Surgical hardware is inserted to hold the bone steady

Austin Bunionectomy Graphic New York

3 Steps Of The Distal Metatarsal Osteotomy Bunionectomy

      Removing any prominent bone (the bump) on the inside of the foot.
      Releasing a tight tendon that pulls the big toe outwards – towards the 2nd toe.
      Bone cut (osteotomy) near the big toe joint – needed to realign the top of the bone. Surgical hardware is inserted to hold the bone steady

Walking After Austin Bunionectomy

The Austin bunionectomy generally lends itself to immediately weightbearing in a small surgical shoe. This is due to location of the bone cut near the big toe joint where the bone is extremely vascular and the stability of the bone cuts orientation. It takes generally takes 6 weeks for bone to mend.

What Is Bunionplasty®?

Dr. Blitz is the creator of the Bunionplasty® (plastic surgery bunionectomy/cosmetic bunionectomy) a method with which the skin and soft tissue is handled to limit and minimize scarring for a more aesthetic result. With the Austin Bunionplasty®, Dr. Blitz uses a small incision hidden on the inside of the foot.

IS The Austin Bunionectomy The Best Bunionectomy For YOU?

Since bunions come in different sizes (and shapes) the surgical plan is tailored specifically to your bunion.   You wouldn’t expect that a small bunion be treated identical to that of a large bunion. Most bunion surgery performed today involves a combination of soft tissue repair and bone realignment – and the extent depends on the size of the bunion.

In general, the Austin Bunionectomy is used for mild to moderate bunions. Though some surgeons have used the procedure for larger bunions. Because the Austin bunionectomy requires a bone cut and relocating that but bone into a new position, the degree of correction is limited by the amount of translation that can be allowed to provide enough bone-to-bone contact to allow for proper healing. People with wider bones may allow for more translation than those with more narrow bones. Additionally, surgical technical variations in the bone cut may allow for additional translation, but again is ultimately limited by the bone-to-bone contact required in the final position.

If you think you have a larger bunion, see Lapidus Bunionectomy.

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