WHAT TO EXPECT
The goals of minimally invasive bunion surgery are to realign the joint of the big toe, correct the deformity and restore function to the foot as well as relieve pain and discomfort during daily activities. During the procedure, a few small incisions are made to access the bone and soft tissue around the bunion. Specialized instrumentation is used to cut away the abnormal bone growth, release soft tissue and/or tendons and ligaments and realign the big toe joint. The small incisions will be stitched closed after the procedure and the area will be wrapped in a sterile dressing.
After the procedure, you will be encouraged to walk and stand to your pain tolerance to prevent blood clot formation. It is important to keep the foot elevated for the first few days to reduce swelling and apply ice to relieve pain. G2 Orthopedics & Sports Medicine will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions for minimally invasive bunion surgery. While patients who have had minimally invasive bunion surgery can bear weight immediately following the procedure, returning to normal activities may take 6-10 weeks. Following the postoperative care instructions will help encourage a faster recovery.
If you have any questions about minimally invasive bunion surgery or would like to learn more about how bunion surgery can relieve your pain and restore the function in your foot, call G2 Orthopedics & Sports Medicine today.