Why I break the bone to correct a Bunion

I though this video is very good at showing why the bone has to be broken to give you a narrow foot (a “Scarf Osteotomy”). We sometimes break an additional  bone, an “Akin Osteotomy,” to correct the more deformed bunions.

Animation of a Scarf Osteotomy for a Bunion


About Sam Singh

As a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Harvard University, and a fully qualified Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Sam Singh stays on top of the latest surgical techniques and practices.

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