Bunion surgery is performed to alleviate pain and repair the deformities caused by an expansion of the bone or tissue around the base of the big toe. Minimally invasive bunion surgery is quite helpful, especially to individuals who have exhausted all other treatment options and their bunion is still causing them discomfort.
The primary objective of bunion surgery is to alleviate discomfort, allow the patient to wear shoes comfortably, reduce inflammation, and rectify toe deformity. The results of this treatment are a straightened big toe, pain alleviation, and walking comfort. After bunion surgery and recovery, you can engage in pain-free standing, walking, and running activities. This remedial technique will assist you in remaining active. The corrective surgery gives you the confidence to wear open-toed shoes due to the improvement in the appearance of your big toe. Bunion re-occurrence is unlikely if treated by an expert podiatric surgeon.
Minimally invasive bunion surgery is an outpatient treatment, and patients can go home the same day. The surgery is usually very safe, with an over 95% success rate. Most of the few arising complications are often addressed in the office without re-admission. After surgery, your podiatric surgeon will closely evaluate your progress for a year and discuss the need to address any complications should they develop. Adherence to your doctor’s instructions for full recovery is essential.