Bunionette Clinical Presentation

Updated: Apr 07, 2016
  • Author: Christopher Brown, MBBS, FRCSC, FRACS, FAOrthA; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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Presentation

History

Presenting symptoms usually include painful keratoses over the lateral aspect of the metatarsal (MT) head, but they also may be present on the plantar and dorsal aspects. Medial deviation of the fifth phalanx with some rotation is frequently seen. Differentiating whether the patient is truly having pain or whether the patient just finds his or her foot cosmetically unacceptable is important. Assessing whether the deformity is fixed or correctable also is important. [5]

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Physical Examination

Examination should assess other foot deformities, such as hallux valgus, planovalgus foot deformity, and equinus, and the presence of neuritic symptoms or systemic arthropathy.

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