Bunion Flange Modification
The addition of a bunion flange can serve two purposes:
The flange, which rests proximal to the bunion prominence will help to reduce irritating pressure from the shoe.
The flange may also help to reduce the degree of forefoot splay associated with the increased metatarsus adductus angle. A “bunionette” lateral flange may also be incorporated to reduce splay and pressure to the fifth metatarsal head.