Mastering The Technical Approach To The Scarf Bunionectomy

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By Bradly Bussewitz, DPM

In Conclusion

The patient can bear weight immediately after the procedure in a post-op shoe or boot. If swelling allows, a return to regular shoegear at four weeks is expected. I have been satisfied both clinically and radiographically approaching bunions with this scarf technique. I feel the procedure is reproducible, versatile and a solid option for correcting bunions.

   Dr. Bussewitz is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon who is currently in private practice in Iowa City, Iowa.

1. Barouk LS. Forefoot Reconstruction, second edition, Springer, New York, 2005. 

   For further reading, see the DPM Blog “What I Look For In A Bunionectomy Procedure” at or “Mastering The Scarf Bunionectomy” in the January 2003 issue of Podiatry Today.

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