Bunions - known as hallux valgus - are bony protrusions at the base of the big toe. They are permanent unless treated surgically. Some people can temporarily relieve their pain with gel pads, inserts, and wide shoes, while others may need a podiatrist to fashion bunion splints or prescribe anti-inflammatory medication.
Whether it is truly an issue with bunions or something else, our physicians approach each situation as unique and offer the right solution for you based on scientific and clinical expertise.
Back on Your Feet in Hours, Not Weeks!
Your individual situation will be extensively evaluated to determine if you’re a candidate for our minimally invasive technique to fixing foot pain and disfigurement associated with bunions.
The greatest long-term benefit to our minimally invasive bunion surgery is that typically there is no need to touch the joint as is necessary with traditional bunion surgeries. This means our patients can actually walk in a special shoe immediately following surgery, not the usual 6-8 weeks with traditional bunion surgery.
Additional benefits of minimally invasive bunion surgery:
- Smaller incisions and scars (4-5 times smaller than traditional bunion surgery)
- Considerably less pain and swelling
- Shorter operating time
- Reduced need for pain medication
- Less likely to experience complications or infection
By not impacting the large joint where your big toe and foot meet you will likely:
- Experience less pain in your short recovery (2-4 weeks in a walking orthopedic shoe)
- Maintain full range of motion and function of the joint
- Be less likely to develop arthritis as you age