A bunion is the lay term for hallux valgus, or deviation of the great toe. The deformity is complex and involves the big toe long bone (metatarsal) to deviate away (inward) from the second toe and the big toe itself to deviate outward, toward the second toe. Due to this movement, a prominence on the inside of the foot (the ‘bunion’) occurs and can cause symptoms. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a new growth of bone.
Unlike traditional surgery, minimally invasive bunion surgery is performed with smaller keyhole-sized incisions. During this procedure, your surgeon will make an incision over your big toe. The joint capsule is opened and the bunion is removed using a surgical saw. A V-shaped cut is made on your big toe and the metatarsal bones are shifted to bring your toe into its normal anatomical position... Read More
The benefits of minimally invasive bunion correction technique include:
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Not all bunions require surgery and your doctor usually recommends conservative treatments to slow down the progression of the bunion. You may need surgery if your bunion is painful and affects your normal daily activities. Surgery can also help correct toe deformity.
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