An 80-year-old active man with peripheral neuropathy and loss of protective sensation presented to clinic with a prominent, painful tailor's bunion that could not be satisfactorily accommodated by footwear. The patient had a 5th metatarsal head resection performed 2 years earlier, for correction of a similar condition affecting his right foot. He was very satisfied with the results and returned for surgical correction of his left foot. The surgical procedure and postoperative course were uneventful. The surgical outcome was excellent (Fig. 8.17a,b).
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