Austin Bunionectomy

Austin:
‘V’-shaped osteotomy with lateral displacement of head of metatarsal; not technically difficult and commonly used. Considered a ‘stable’ procedure. Good for correcting intermetatarsal angle of up to 16 degrees.
Indications – moderate deformity; intermetatarsal angle <16 degrees; no degenerative joint diseaseTechnique: • 4-5cm incision over first MPJ • incision deepened, neurovascular elements identified  retracted • osseous hypertrophy is exposed and resected

 
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