How Is the Severity of a Bunion Determined?

Published on April 14, 2017

Because bunions can vary significantly in severity, it is important to have an accurate method for grading their severity. Bunions are graded from mild to severe based upon how wide the metatarsal angle is.

The metatarsal angle refers to the space between the metatarsal bones of the big toe and those of the toe next to it. Mild bunions have an acute metatarsal angle, and the amount of protrusion is minimal. Severe bunions have a wider metatarsal angle. This indicates that the big toe joint has been severely dislocated and has now created an extreme bulge.

Bunion expert Dr. Neal Blitz has successfully repaired mild to severe bunions in countless patients. Dr. Blitz has the skill and expertise to provide you with the restorative procedure you need. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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