BUNION TREATMENT: The Bunion Slide

Norridge Illinois Foot Care

Norridge   Roselle Foot Care

The BUNION SLIDE is a favorite procedure performed by Dr. Forni to correct mild, moderate and arthritic bunion deformities.  A small, cosmetic incision is made on the side of the foot, out of direct sight.  A simple directional osteotomy, bone incision, is made near the anatomical neck of the first metatarsal, well behind the first metatarsal- phalangeal joint.  After completing the osteotomy the bone and the joint are slid into the best anatomical position and stabilized with standard internal fixation.  This simple procedure allows for the metatarsal bone to be: lengthened, shortened, elevated, lowered, or moved closer to the other metatarsals. In most cases, a combination of directions is used to slide the great toe joint into the best functioning anatomical position.  When the osteotomy site is stable and the surgical bandage offloads the weight to the surgical site, the patient is allowed to walk.

For an appointment call 708-867-3338 or e-mail us at afppodiatry@sbcglobal.net  We will adjust our hours for the convenience of our patients, whenever possible.

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