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  • Smyrna Office
  • Stonecrest Physicians Building
    300 Stonecrest Blvd, Ste 450

    Smyrna, TN 37167
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  • Brentwood Office
  • 10644 Concord Road
    Brentwood, TN 37027
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  • Hermitage Office
  • Summit Outpatient Center
    3901 Central Pike, Ste 353

    Hermitage, TN 37076
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  • Fax: (615) 889-2370
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  • Lebanon Office
  • 1424 Baddour Pkwy, Ste E
    Lebanon, TN 37087
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  • Bellevue Office
  • 140 Belle Forest Circle
    Nashville, TN 37221
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  • Mt. Juliet Office
  • 660 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 120
    Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
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  • Waverly Office
  • 110 Hillwood Drive
    Waverly, TN 37185
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Goals and Benefits of Lesser Metatarsal Osteotomy Surgery

Goals

  • Reduce or eliminate associated pain in the ball of the foot.
  • Reduce or eliminate associated callus, if present.

Possible Alternatives to Surgery

  • Orthotics or padded insoles
  • Orthopedic shoes or other shoe modifications (rocker soles)
  • Pads or other accommodative alterations
  • Periodic trimming or filing of callus
  • Medications – oral or injected
  • Physical therapy/ice massage

Potential Complications/Risks

Stiffness; Prolonged swelling; Prolonged pain; Delayed healing or non-healing of skin, soft tissue, or bone; Circulation disturbance of skin, soft tissue or bone; Infection of soft tissue or bone; Nerve injury or numbness; Unsightly or painful scar; Over-correction; Under-correction; Recurrence; Incomplete relief of pain; Arthritis; Weakness of the toe; Poor toe to ground contact; Change in toe alignment; Shortening of the toe; Callus or pain under adjacent portion of the ball of the foot; Intolerance of the fixation device; Change in threatening reaction to medications and/or anesthesia.

Usual Post-Operative Care/Recovery

Walk in a special surgical shoe or walking cast immediately after surgery with crutches or other assistive device; Use elevation, rest water-tight ice packs, and prescribed medications for pain and swelling control; keep bandages dry and in place for approximately two weeks; sutures are removed in approximately two weeks; pins, if used are removed in six weeks; utilize anti-swelling and anti-stiffness physical therapy for one to six months; return to loose shoes or sneakers in approximately 6 to 9 weeks;  return to fashionable shoes in two to four months; return to sedentary activities and/or occupation in one to six weeks; return to demanding activities and/or occupation in two to four months; possible us of orthotics long-term.