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Saint Charles, MO
A 33-year-old female asked:

I have have a foot deformity called metatarsus adductus and moderate bunions on both feet. what type of surgery for bunions is recommended?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
40 years experience
Their are many: Procedures for bunions with met adductus vary for the individual. It depends on how much deformity there is, how much motion to 1st metatarsal or hypermobility is present and others so without seeing your x-rays and foot it is difficult to say. Seek second opinion if you are not comfortable with the 1st one.
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Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Depends on severity.: An x-ray is needed to determine the severity of your met adductus. It will show how much space is between the 1st and 2nd metatarsals. This is important , because it will determine how much movement of the 1st metatarsal can be obtained, before impinging on the 2nd. If the space is very limited, the met adductus deformity would need to be addressed.
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 37 years experience
Bunion : First you need xrays to determine the position of the metatarsals . This will determine what can be done as well as what may also need to be done. Best of luck.
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Last updated Oct 21, 2016

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