Before surgery, your surgeon will obtain X-rays and determine if an osteotomy is appropriate and how much correction of the deformity is planned.
Because you'll be receiving anesthesia, you'll need to refrain from eating or drinking before the procedure. If you take daily medications, follow your surgeon's instructions on whether to take them the morning of your surgery.
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