J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2013 Mar;17(1):1-10.

Bunionette Deformity

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jahn@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

The bunionette, or a 'tailor's bunion', is a lateral bony prominence of the fifth metatarsal head. A bony deformity itself rarely causes symptom but if a painful inflammation of the overlying soft tissue is accompanied, it needs treatment. Conservative care using a shoe modification, padding, or orthosis is effective in most cases. Surgical management is indicated when the conservative methods have failed to improve symptoms, and the techniques include exostectomy, metatarsal osteotomies (distal, diaphyseal, or proximal), metatarsal head resection or fifth ray resection. We reviewed the etiology, clinical features, radiographic classification, nonoperative and operative treatments of the bunionette.

Keyword

Fifth metatarsal; Bunionette; Osteotomy; Exostectomy

MeSH Terms

Bunion, Tailor's
Congenital Abnormalities
Head
Inflammation
Metatarsal Bones
Orthotic Devices
Osteotomy
Shoes
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