... The Scarf procedure is a Z-cut into the bone -- instead of a V, (I'm going to try to explain here) if you're looking at your foot on the floor, they make a cut down (perpendicular to floor), across (either toward the front or back), and then down again -- like stairs. With that, they can just slide your bone into place and lock it with screws.
Funny that your doc says... (15 replies)
... I really don't know much about the Scarf, except that it is a z cut instead of a pie cut. ... (20 replies)
... Hey earthworm
thanks for your reply...from what I can gather you are the old hand at this.....it seems you are one of the ones who has been post-op the longest...
I admit I am still a little confused, Iím sure my Dr talked about shaving the bone and correcting the bend....I can't believe I am not 100% what procedure I had!! Perhaps I am much to trusting..I did do some... (97 replies)
... l, aimski, you are like me then, just had bilateral scarf done and Dawnyd had both scarf with Akin done on one foot. Scarf alone is just the "z" carpentry shape cut to the first metatarsal bone and usually with 2 screws to reposition the bone. ... (97 replies)
... do a soft tissue release, make a Z cut into the bone, remove another piece of bone, realign the joint, and screw it together. ... (7 replies)
... Okay-----what a difference it makes when it's your second foot! Doc was able to do the Scarf Bunionectomy, which is basically a Z-cut. 2 screws, NO PIN!!! I do have a cast, but I can put my heel down if I need to, but NWB. In two weeks (TWO!) I get the cast off and will most likely be partially weight-bearing. He was able to do this because the cartilege in this foot was... (31 replies)
... I can't pick Dr. V. for one and Dr. Z for another. I also don't want multiple surgeries because one doesn't work right, or one wasn't aggressive enough, or whatever. ... (3 replies)