Our most common bunion procedure. Involves realignment of the great toe joint area by making a cut in the 1st metatarsal and shifting it into a straighter position. Typically two screws are used to hold the bone while it heals. These screws remain in the foot permanently.
A surgical procedure used to alleviate pain and restore proper alignment to the joint of the big toe. This procedures involves the surgeon making one or more small incisions on the toe and inserting a small surgical camera (about the width of a pencil) into the incision. This camera is known as an endoscope. This camera allows the surgeon to see the foot or toe in high definition and navigate around all of the structures. Once the toe has been examined, the excess tissue of the bunion is then removed and the joint is realigned. If the joint is severely deformed, it may be stabilized with tiny wires, stitches, screws, or plates. The incision is then closed with either a stitch or sterile adhesive strips.
Bunionectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure using a minimally invasive approach at Regency Healthcare’s state of the art surgical facility. Patients will not need to stay overnight and will be able to leave the surgical practice the same day.
A bunion is treated with an osteotomy by cutting through the bone. Pieces of bone are realigned to their correct position. Fixation devices may be used.
A bunion is removed from the foot by an incision along the inside aspect of the big toe.
Bunionectomy - surgical removal of a bunion. A hallux abducto valgus deformity, commonly called a bunion, is a deformity characterized by lateral deviation of the great toe, often erroneously described as an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the head of the big toe.
There is disagreement among medical professionals about the cause of bunions; some see them as primarily caused by the long-term use of shoes, particularly tight-fitting shoes with pointed toes, while others believe that the problem stems from genetic factors that are exacerbated by shoe use. Bunions occur when pressure is applied to the side of the big toe (hallux) forcing it inwards towards, and sometimes under or over, the other toes (angulation). As pressure is applied, the tissues surrounding the joint may become swollen and tender. In a survey of people from cultures that do not wear shoes, no cases of bunions were found, lending credence to the hypothesis that bunions are caused by ill-fitting shoes.
The bump itself is partly due to the swollen bursal sac or an osseous (bony) anomaly on the mesophalangeal joint (where the first metatarsal bone and hallux meet). The larger part of the bump is a normal part of the head of the first metatarsal bone that has tilted sideways to stick out at its top.