DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Foot of a 66 year old female patient, seven weeks after surgery to correct a bunion (hallux valgus), a swelling in the joint of the big toe. The big toe has been surgically treated using Akin's osteotomy in which a wedge of bone is removed from the base of the toe to straighten it, and the other toes pinned straight. C004/2395 and C004/2396 showing the pinned smaller toes and the big toe).
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