Tailor’s Bunion Surgery

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Modern Technique, Faster Patient Recovery
Our podiatric surgeon Dr Andrew Knox performs surgery for Tailor’s bunions in Perth through both ostectomy (bump shaving) and osteotomy (bone cut) procedures. In both instances, the surgery is generally performed on a day surgery basis and requires minimal down-time for patients. The recovery after tailor’s bunion surgery varies according to which technique is performed, but is significantly faster overall than traditional orthopaedic surgery techniques. Patients are permitted to weightbear immediately post-surgery and generally return back to normal work duties after 2-3 weeks.


Indications for tailor’s bunion surgery:
•    Pain or callus at the 5th metatarsophalangeal toe joint
•    Difficulty fitting into shoes
•    Failure of conservative care e.g. padding, splints and changing shoes


Aims of tailor’s bunion surgery:
•    Relieve pain/callus associated with the condition
•    Correct the malalignment of the joint
•    Allow a return to normal shoes


This website is intended for general information purposes only. All surgical procedures carry risk.

For more information on Tailor’s bunion surgery in Perth, we recommend making an appointment to see our specialist podiatric surgeon Dr. Andrew Knox prior to making decisions about your health care.