4 Reasons To Choose Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

MIS Bunion Surgery Incisions are almost impossible to see at 1 year post-op

4 Reasons To Choose Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

  1. Less Scarring, Better Appearance

Traditional bunion surgery involves a large incision (5-10cm) on the top of the foot to gain access to the bone.  With MIS bunion surgery, only 1-2 tiny incisions (2mm) are made on the inside of the foot for specialized instruments.  After surgery, the tiny incisions are almost impossible to see.

  1. Faster Return to Activity

Since only tiny incisions are made, the bones are cut, and straightened without needing to cut other healthy tissue, such as muscle or skin.  This avoids almost all of the pain, swelling, and stiffness seen with traditional open bunion surgery on the top of the foot.

  1. Preserved Big Toe Joint Motion Without Stiffness

Unlike traditional bunion surgery, MIS bunion surgery does not touch the big toe joint.  Because the big toe joint is preserved, stiffness is avoided and return to normal shoe-wear and activities is allowed. 

  1. Less Risk of Recurrence

Traditional bunion surgery carries with it a recurrence rate of up to 78%.  This is because of the traditional surgeries cannot correct rotational deformity of the bone.  MIS bunion surgery allows for rotation, and long-term correction.

 

What To Expect:

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery is performed in 30 minutes or less through 1-2 small (1-2mm) incisions, using specialized instruments.  You walk into the ambulatory surgery center in the morning and leave before lunch, with a light dressing and post-operative shoe.  At 2 weeks after surgery, its time to get back into regular shoes, and at 6 weeks, activities such as running are resumed.

 

 

 

Author
Calvin J. Rushing, DPM, AACFAS Fellowship-Trained, Podiatric Surgeon with specialty in advanced reconstruction, including total ankle replacement, arthroscopic cartilage repair, deformity correction, minimally invasive surgery, sports injuries, and trauma.

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