Bunion Removal Surgery Options
Conventional bunion surgery is described by many patients and physicians as one of the most painful procedures that one can undergo.
In addition to the pain, conventional bunion removal procedures require a postoperative recovery time of about 6-8 weeks, in which patients are severely limited in the type of physical activities they can do. Patients typically cannot walk or drive on their own and are often required to wear a cast or boot for several weeks after surgery. Additionally, patients must care for stitches that must be left in place for weeks and are unable to get wet. Patients who undergo standard procedures for bunion removal are at a higher risk for complications post-op, which can include infection and bone deformities as the bones in the foot begin to heal. Patients must also wear a special post-operative shoe for several weeks following a conventional procedure, further limiting their ability to resume their usual activities. Bunions can be a debilitatingly painful condition; medically removing a bunion through a conventional surgical procedure, however, can cause just as much pain and can be just as much of a hindrance on one’s daily life.
Patients that come to The Bunion Cure Surgery Center for the treatment of bunions tend to fall into one of the following categories: