Bunion Surgery (Bunionectomy)
Information provided by bunionectomy surgeon Dr. Jamshidinia.
If you are currently suffering with a bunion, you know how painful this condition can be. They can make it difficult to walk, run, and engage in other athletic activities that keep your life active and fun. They can also keep you from wearing your favorite shoes, either because of the pain in your big toe or the unattractive appearance that results from having a deformity. Although there are a number of conservative nonsurgical treatment options available to manage the pain associated with bunions, the only way to completely correct this debilitating condition is through a bunion surgery called a bunionectomy.
- Permanent Bunion Removal
- One-Time Procedure
- Correction of Deformities
- Relief from Pain
- More Pleasing Aesthetic Results
Conservative treatment options can be great for managing pain and keeping your deformity from becoming worse. That being said, the only way to actually get rid of bunions is through surgery. Once a bunion has formed, all the custom orthotics and physical therapy in the world will only serve to treat the symptoms. Bunion surgery, on the other hand, can be used to remove the excess bone and soft tissue and correct any deformities that have resulted from the condition.
And whereas conservative treatment is usually ongoing (e.g., custom orthotics must be worn every day), a bunionectomy is a one-time procedure. It is usually performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home the day of your bunion surgery. Most patients are fully recovered within a month or two after their bunion removal.
Depending on the severity of your condition, surgery may also be necessary to correct deformities to the toes. As bunions become more prominent, the big toe can begin to turn inward towards the other toes. In some cases, this condition can extend to the adjacent toes as well, creating a foot that fans to one side. Bunion surgery can correct this deformity, using pins or plates to hold the realigned bones in their proper position. Like other common bunion treatments, surgery is also very effective for alleviating the pain associated with bunions. As a matter of fact, removing a bunion is the best way to treat the pain in the long term. Although initial relief may be somewhat slow (there is usually some post-operative discomfort), 85-90% of patients who undergo a bunionectomy report total pain relief as a result of the procedure.
Like other common bunion treatments, surgery is also very effective for alleviating the pain associated with bunions. As a matter of fact, removing a bunion is the best way to treat the pain in the long term. Although initial relief may be somewhat slow (there is usually some post-operative discomfort), 85-90% of patients who undergo bunion surgery report total pain relief as a result of the procedure.
Painless Bunion Surgery
The following before and after photos are of a 38 year old female attorney with a painful deformity and the inability to exercise or wear shoes without chronic pain. This bunion surgery recovery time is extremely quick. The patient was able to walk immediately after the bunionectomy. The patient underwent hidden incision for an outpatient bunion surgery, and was put back on her feet without chronic bunion pain!
Finally, many people seek bunion surgery because they are unhappy with the appearance of their foot. For cosmetic foot surgery patients, this is no minor concern. Bunions can be embarrassing, especially if you like to wear open-toed shoes. Only a bunionectomy can improve the appearance of bunions, as other methods cannot remove or significantly reduce the size of the bony prominence on the side of your foot.
If you are interested in the benefits that bunion surgery can provide for you, make your appointment to meet with bunionectomy surgeon Dr. Jamshidinia today. He can recommend the best course of treatment for you, including surgery if necessary. Schedule your consultation today and see what a difference it makes to have your surgery by one of the top board-certified podiatrists in the field.
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