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Can you tell me more about the tightrope wire system for bunions to avoid surgery please
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Greetings.

If you talk to your orthopedic surgeon, he would be able to do it or find the orthopedic surgeon who would be trained to do the procedure. The procedure is technically not difficult to perform and instead of cutting the bone, the wires are drilled in the adjacent metatarsal bones to correct the alignment of the bones under the x-ray (fluoroscopic guidance). The drilled wires are tightened as a noose and that corrects the alignment of the bones. The drilled wire keep the alignment of the bones intact and this is the reason it is called as tightrope wire system. The biggest advantage of this procedure is that one can start weight bearing immediately, while in the traditional surgery there was a lay off for 3 weeks. Please see the technical details in this authentic resource (your orthopedic surgeon would be able to do the procedure by reading this technical detail);

http://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?xyzpdqabc=0&id=502&action=detail&ref=633

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

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