Michael Zapf, podiatrist and surgeon in Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, discusses a child's bunion.

A Child’s Bunion

Another surgery by Dr. Zapf today reminds us that even kids get bunions. This patient was less than 14 years old but her foot hurt so much in shoes when doing sports and P.E. that she couldn’t wait until she was fully grown to have her bunion done. All of her growth plates are not yet closed but on the metatarsal where the surgery was done the growth late is at the base of the metatarsal while the surgery is done at the head. She will be wearing a post-operative shoe for about a month and can then go back into athletic shoes.

Michael Zapf, podiatrist and surgeon in Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, discusses a child's bunion.

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