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Austin bunionectomy without using a screw?

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Colt, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Colt

    Colt Guest

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    Hi, I am scheduled to have an austin bunionectomy in December. My doctor went through the procedure with me and said that he will be using a pin that will later be removed. No screws involved. Looking online it seems like the norm to insert a screw to help with the healing process. Is it normal to not use a screw? I feel like it would help the bone stay in place.
  2. Foot Doc

    Foot Doc Guest

    All that is important is that the osteotomy site is adequately immobilized. The precise nature of the hardware is irrelevant as long as it is employed properly. Perhaps you have heard that "there is more than one way to skin a cat."


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