Double bone-block arthrodesis for the correction of a dorsal bunion deformity

Jeffrey E. Johnson, A. Brian Thomson, James R. Yu

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The dorsal bunion is a complex, multiplanar deformity that may occur after surgical correction of clubfeet or in neuromuscular conditions. We present a surgical technique used with success by the senior author that involves correction of the plantar-flexion metatarsophalangeal joint deformity and correction of the dorsiflexion medial column bony deformity with a naviculocuneiform arthrodesis and 1-2 intercuneiform arthrodesis using intercalary allograft bone wedges. This is a new technique that has provided reliable and durable correction without complication in 6 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-174
Number of pages5
JournalTechniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007


  • Adolescent bunion
  • Dorsal bunion
  • Double bone-block arthrodesis
  • Forefoot varus
  • Residual clubfoot deformity

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