Bunions are a common problem which are often hereditary and exacerbated by footwear. The standard of care for painful bunions is now the scarf osteotomy. The scarf osteotomy ensures removal of the bunion, shifting the bones back to an optimal position and gives good outcomes. Patients are allowed to walk with protective foot wear in the immediate post-operative period. Many are usually very pleasantly surprised at the lack of discomfort.
Dr David Su has found that many patients have avoided addressing painful foot deformity as they have been misinformed that bunions recur after bunion surgery, resulting in needless suffering. With the scarf osteotomy, there is a very low recurrence rate. Patients are encouraged to return to sporting activity.