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Bunions are one of the most common conditions we treat everyday. Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them.
Many people may unnecessarily suffer the pain of bunions for years before seeking treatment.
Sometimes observation of the bunion is all that is needed with some changes in shoe gear and custom orthotics. NSAIDS, ice and topical medication can help with the pain but expert it to be short term.
Watch this video to learn about the reasons why it is important to fix your bunions.
Surgery in our hands can be a divided into three procedures which are specifically chosen for the patient and not just because of the current fade or hardware.
1- Metatarsal osteotomies: These procedures are typically used for mild to moderate size bunions. The metatarsal is surgically moved to the corrected position and held by a couple screws. Sometimes the phalanx (akin) also requires an osteotomy to place the toe straighter This procedure is completed at a surgery center/ OR and is outpatient. Postop patient are required to wear a walking boot for 6 wks.
2- 1st Metatarsal -cuneiform arthrodesis (Lapidus): This bunion procedure is saved for moderate to severe bunions typically. It is preformed as a outpatient procedure in a surgery center/ OR. This bunion correction places the 1st metatarsal parallel and derotated to the 2nd metatarsal and held by screws or staples. Recovery is a little longer typically 8 weeks in a boot.
3- Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction ( MIS bunion )- this type of bunion correction is for mild -moderate bunions without any underlying osteoarthritis of the big toe joint. This procedure requires several small incisions to correct the bunion position. Specialized training is required to offer this type of correction; however, still requires 6-8 wks in a boot.
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For our patient’s convenience, we offer foot and ankle treatments for all kinds of conditions such as Hallux Valgus in Adrian, MI, Hallux Valgus in Ann Arbor, MI, and Hallux Valgus in Jackson, MI. We have our own digital x-ray, MRI, Cat-scan, and ultrasound equipment at many of our podiatry clinics. Our on-site podiatric physical therapy clinics allow for constant communication between the physicians and physical therapists, ensuring the most effective therapy and successful recovery for our patients.
Some of the case studies related to Buninons are listed below. If you want to learn more about them click on the button below:
66-year-old male diabetic, neuropathic is seen in the office regarding the ulcerations and infections of his left foot. Patient 2 weeks ago left his foot close to a space heater and has slowly developed these 2 ulcerations. Patient has diabetic neuropathy and did not have any pain or currently does not have any pain. Treatment…
74-year-old female smoker with new onset of chronic ulcerations of her bunion and her 2nd toe. The patient has a history of peripheral arterial disease patient was seen and treated with ultra mist therapy twice a week for 4 weeks and also wound care daily dressing by the patient with collagen care we dispensed in the…
70 y/o female with venous stasis ulceration which failed home care. Initial Visit: 1 Week After Treatment: 1 Month After Treatment: 2 Month After Treatment: