The technique uses an intramedullary (inside the bone) plate and locking screws to surgically stabilise the bones of the foot after performing the corrective realignment or osteotomy. The plate and screws are made of titanium which are widely used as orthopaedic implants.
The x-rays below show the use of the Spear titanium implant system for the correction of bunion deformity.
Below are pictures to show the results of this surgical procedure.
Physiotherapy can commence during this period. A return to running sports is around 3 months after surgery.
Dr. Ooi Lai Hock is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Medical Director of Island Orthopaedic. He holds dual sub-specialty areas of expertise in foot and ankle surgery, as well as hip and knee surgery, after receiving his sub-specialty training at the Perth Orthopaedic Institute, Australia.