Reasons for metatarsal surgery
Metatarsal surgery can be used to correct a number of foot problems, including:
Metatarsal surgery is an outpatient procedure performed while the patient is anesthetized. After the patient is completely anesthetized, the surgeon begins the procedure by incising into the skin just behind the toe, thereby accessing the metatarsal bone. He then incises the bone, places it in its proper position, and pins it in place with a metal pin or screw. Finally, he stitches the incision.
After the metatarsal surgery procedure, most patients wear a cast and use crutches for approximately six to eight weeks, while the bone and skin tissues heal. Patients may resume normal activities once the surgical site heals completely.