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Bunion Surgery Technology in Sugar Land

A foot bunion is a bony lump that forms on the first joint of the big toe at the point where it attaches to your foot. Bunions typically cause foot pain and swelling in the associated area, which can also limit mobility or affect quality of life. There are a variety of bunion treatment options available from your bunion doctor in Sugar Land, including bunion surgery to remove the lump and realign the joint. At Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, we offer state-of-the-art bunion surgery techniques including bunionectomy, joint realignment, and reconstructive foot surgery to address a previous failed bunion surgery.

Surgical Techniques

Like most other aspects of medical science, bunion surgery has come a long way in recent years. The earlier you visit a foot doctor, the less invasive surgery you will require.

  • Bunionectomy: Patients with relatively minor deformities may undergo a simple bunionectomy, during which the wayward bone section is cut and removed. A bunionectomy involves a minimal incision, and allows the patient to quickly get back on her feet.
  • Joint Realignment: If you have a more severe deformity, your foot doctor may opt for one of several different kinds of joint realignment. The utilization of a pain pump can help manage pain during surgery.

Steps Involved in Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery aims to remove your bunion and eliminate foot pain, swelling, and joint stiffness associated with this condition. If the foot bunion has caused a deformity in the joint of your big toe, your foot doctor will also perform a corrective procedure to improve your foot’s shape and restore lost mobility.

  1. Most bunionectomy procedures don’t require general anesthesia. Instead, you will be given a local anesthetic that will numb your foot from the ankle down. You or your podiatrist may also opt for a sedative to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure.
  2. Your foot doctor will make an incision in the toe near the bunion and remove the excess bone. This portion of the procedure is called a bunionectomy.
  3. In cases where joint realignment is required, your podiatrist will cut and realign the bones of the joint to restore its natural shape. This may also require realignment of the ligaments in your foot as well. The bones may be fused together or held in place with plates or screws.
  4. Any incisions are sutured and your foot is bandaged. You may remain under observation until the local anesthesia wears off, after which you can return home to recover.

Recent Advancements in Bunion Surgery

Surgical techniques are constantly being revised to achieve better results and shorten recovery time for bunion surgery. You can reach a foot doctor at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists by calling (281) 242-3338 to explore your bunion treatment options in Sugar Land.

  • Advancements in surgical hardware allow patients to resume walking in a protective boot shortly after surgery. Walking after your bunion surgery can help you remain more mobile throughout recovery and reduce any post-surgical risks associated with casts, crutches, or immobility.
  • Newer surgical approaches utilize smaller incisions and less removal or realignment of soft tissues during bunion surgery, which reduces postoperative pain and swelling for greater comfort. The use of smaller incisions also reduces the size and appearance of scarring on the foot.

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