A bunionectomy procedure involves removal of a painful bunion through both corrective bone cuts (osteotomies) and soft tissue rebalancing to realign the big toe joint.
Traditional bunion procedures are performed through large incisions (~5cm) over the side of the bunion. Minimally invasive bunion surgery involves similar bone correction through smaller incisions (<3mm), which results in less post-operative pain, faster recovery, and less stiffness at the big toe.
Minimally invasive bunion surgery may be an alternative to traditional open surgery for some patients. A recommendation to undergo minimally invasive bunion surgery will depend on the type and severity of the bunion. Patients should consult an experienced foot and ankle surgeon to best understand their options.
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