Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery Lets You Recover Quickly and Get Back to Work
What is a bunion?
A gradual dislocation of the great toe joint causing the movement of the great toe toward the second toe with a “bump on the bone” appearing on the inside of the foot. Most people believe that shoes cause bunions to form. Shoes do not cause bunions but may hasten their appearance at an earlier age. Approximately 90% of the bunion deformities are inherited. Normally, a bunion deformity is a progressive problem. The longer it exists, the more the great toe moves toward the second toe and the larger the bump becomes. In addition to being unattractive and painful, an untreated bunion can cause hammertoes, corns, callus, arthritis of the joint and chronic discomfort.
Comparison of minimally invasive surgery to traditional open bunion surgery
Innovative Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Small incisions to keep natural stability and reduce the likelihood of a visible scar.
- Minimal dissolving sutures are placed to provide stability.
- Recovery is frequently quick and usually with minimal discomfort.
- Technique avoids unnecessary damage to vital structures, such as nerves, tendons and vascular structures.
At Integrative Foot and Ankle Centers of Washington, we offer minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for bunions and hammertoes, and we think you will be pleasantly surprised by how easy the surgery is and how quickly you will be able to get back to your daily routine. Call us today to schedule your consultation at 425-822-7426.