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Bunion surgery, or bunionectomy, is a medical procedure aimed at correcting a bunion, a painful and often unsightly deformity that affects the base of the big toe. Bunions develop when the metatarsophalangeal joint, where the big toe connects to the foot, becomes misaligned. This misalignment causes the big toe to lean toward the smaller toes and forces the metatarsal bone to protrude, forming a bony bump on the side of the foot. Bunion surgery is considered when conservative treatments, such as changes in footwear, orthotic devices, and pain management, fail to provide relief. The surgical procedure to address bunions typically involves realigning the metatarsophalangeal joint and removing the bony prominence. Surgeons may use various techniques depending on the severity and type of the bunion. The goal of the surgery is to reduce pain, improve foot function, and correct the deformity. After the surgery, a recovery period is necessary, during which patients are advised to follow post-operative care instructions diligently. Understanding bunion surgery and its potential benefits and risks is vital when considering this procedure to address the discomfort and limitations associated with bunions. If you have a bunion, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can determine if bunion surgery is the correct treatment choice for you.
When Is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:
What Types of Surgery Are There?
The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:
Benefits of Surgery
Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.
Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Williston Park, and Long Beach, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
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