What is Bunionette?

It is the name given to the protrusion that occurs as a result of the malalignment of the joint formed by the little toe and the 5th metatarsal bone. It is the outer edge equivalent of the deformity seen in the big toe. It usually occurs as a result of wearing pointy shoes, genetic reasons and previous trauma.

In the initial stages of treatment, shoe modification, protective silicone devices and personalized insoles are used. In patients who do not respond to this treatment and have difficulty wearing shoes, the arrangement between the 5th metatarsal bone and the little finger is re-established by surgical methods. After the treatment, the patient will have difficulty wearing shoes for approximately 3 months. After the surgery, patients are tried to be able to wear normal shoes.

Surgery techniques are similar to the methods applied to the thumb.

For the necessary information, you can refer to the Hallux valgus section.

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