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Bunionette

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The term “bunionette” refers to the lateral prominence of the fifth metatarsal (M5) head. It is three to ten times more common in women. Anatomic variations found in the fifth metatarsal define the classification and guide the treatment recommendations. Painful deformities usually respond to nonsurgical management. Surgery is indicated in the refractory patient. Lateral eminence resection is reserved for patients with a focal prominence and no angular deformity of the metatarsal. Metatarsal osteotomies narrow the forefoot, maintain the length of the metatarsal, and preserve function of the MTP joint. When appropriate correction can be achieved with the chevron osteotomy, it should be the procedure of choice. Newer minimally invasive techniques have been reported with promising results.

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Resende Sousa, M., Ribeiro Mendes, D., Vide, J. (2022). Bunionette. In: Wagner Hitschfeld, E., Wagner Hitschfeld, P. (eds) Foot and Ankle Disorders. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95738-4_23

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