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Bunion Surgery

Pain Relief, Cosmetic Outcome

A bunion (Hallux Valgus) is an enlarged or prominent bone on the side of the first, big toe joint. Most bunions are inherited and worsen as the joint responds to abnormal pressure on the foot from tight, restrictive or flat shoes without support.  Pain ranges from dull to sharp depending upon the level of irritation and compression of the nerves that are around this area.

 

Below are videos that explain the origin of the bunion deformity, patient surgical experiences, before and after pictures and one of the advanced techniques we perform in the operating room (viewer caution advised).

Treatment for Bunions

Cosmetic Bunion Surgery

Let’s be honest, bunion pain and the inability to wear dress shoes is enough to have this deformity corrected, but a cosmetic correction is becoming more common.

 

Why?  The procedure is performed in an out-patient facility, the recovery is shorter than in the past, and health insurance usually covers this type of surgery.

 

Listen to what one of our patients had to say about her experience,  log on to the website to watch the surgery performed live or ask us a question about your specific concerns.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD BUNION TREATMENT

A complete cosmetic foot surgery makeover in essence is specific to each patient. In this case, the bunion, bunionette, hammertoes, and skin / corn deformities that she had from birth were corrected on her right foot first.

BEFORE / AFTER SIDE BY SIDE

NO SURGERY THIS SIDE

AFTER TREATMENT

Conservative TREATMENT   - MAINTENANCE Care

Shoes:

Medication:

Padding:

Arch Support:

Make sure that the shoe has enough room at the end about the width of your thumb and that the toe box (front of the shoe) is high enough to allow your toes to move freely.

 

Anti-inflammatory medication (Eg. Ibuprofen, Naprosyn) aspirin products, and Acetaminophen can help with the chronic pain, but are not much help with the acute pain

 

There are an array of over the counter pads that can be placed to relieve the pain.

 

Temporary arch supports or custom molded orthotics can minimize the pressure on the foot position causing the pressure. These devices can be a viable solution without surgical intervention.

SURGICAL  TREATMENT FOR BUNION

The bone causing the pressure is remodeled or smoothed down and then repositioned to prevent re-occurrence. Incisions are minimal and vary (average 1.5cm to 3/4 inch) and sutures are removed at 2 weeks. The procedure is performed at an outpatient facility under sedation.

 

Partial weight bearing is allowed after 1 to 3 weeks of non weight bearing with crutches.

CAUTION: This is an actual surgery  – Contains Graphic Material

This is a bunion correction surgery performed by Dr. Moore using the TenFUSE™ Nail allograft to fixate the chevron osteotomy. The TenFUSE nail is derived from 100% solid human coritcal bone (not crushed). It is also partially demineralized for osteoconductivity and osteoinductivity from Solana Surgical, LLC. All surgeries are covered by insurance. Dr. Robert Moore is a Board Certified Foot Surgeon.

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Our doctors have extended specialist medical training focused on the foot, ankle and lower leg.

 

We are board certified surgeons and experts in delivering care for complex foot and ankle disorders as well as cosmetic or reconstructive procedures and problems related to sports injuries and other medical conditions.

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