POSSIBLE BY INNOVATION
A MINIMAL INCISION APPROACH TO BUNION CORRECTION
Thanks to advancements in surgical techniques and technology, it is now possible to correct your bunion deformity with minimal incisions, minimal scarring, and minimal downtime.
DID YOU KNOW…
Untreated bunion deformities can lead to many different problems such as chronic pain, nerve irritation, deep joint pain, and arthritis.
WHAT IS A BUNION?
A bunion, also known as “hallux valgus”, is a deformity of the big toe in which the big toe excessively angles towards the second toe and leads to a bony lump on the side of the foot. This can also form a large sac of fluid, known as a bursa, which can then become inflamed and sore.
WHAT CAUSES A BUNION?
Most often they are caused by a defective mechanical structure of the foot, which is genetic. Fun fact, if your parents or grandparents have bunions, you may be more prone to developing them. Poorly fitting footwear tends to aggravate the problem as tight or narrow footwear can squeeze the forefoot, crowding the toes together and worsen the underlying condition, causing pain and deformity of the joint.
A NEW APPROACH
HOW MINIMALLY INVASIVE BUNION SURGERY (MIS) IS CHANGING THINGS
With the introduction of minimally invasive bunion surgery, small half centimeter incisions can be used to perform the entire procedure. This results in decreased post-operative pain, better looking scars, and decreased recovery times.
HAVE A QUESTION?
HERE ARE SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I a candidate for minimally invasive bunion surgery?
Careful consideration of the patient must be taken before choosing the optimal surgical procedure. Not everyone is a candidate for MIS surgery. It is best to schedule a consultation with an MIS surgeon to see if you are eligible.
Does MIS surgery still require placement of screws?
Yes. Surgical hardware fixation is crucial in providing support and stability in order to allow bones to heal. Although some MIS surgeries do not require surgical hardware, most do.
Can I walk after surgery?
Yes! There is a high amount of stability within the foot after an MIS surgery. This allows the patient to walk in a surgical shoe from day one.
How long is the recovery?
Patients typically are able to return to a normal sneaker at 4 weeks after surgery. This is much faster than the 6-8 week timeline of a traditional bunionectomy. Keep in mind, every patient is different and recovery time will vary.
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5220 W. University Dr. Building 2 Suite 290
McKinney, TX 75071