Bunion Surgery

FOOT AND ANKLE ASSOCIATES

15100 Los Gatos Blvd, #4 | Los Gatos, CA 95032
P: 408-358-6234 | info@sjfeet.com | www.sjfeet.com


Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery is routinely carried out by the podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Clinic, Los Gatos, CA. This is a corrective surgery to relieve pain and inflammation resulting from a prominent bone in the knuckle of the big toe. It entails realigning the protruding bone and relocating the toe joint in a more comfortable position. Women suffer more from bunions than men. This condition could also run in families. A bunion has to be treated or else wearing shoes could become impossibly painful. There are non-surgical alternatives like bunion pads and orthotic insoles which offer temporary relief, but the bunion will get worse over time. Bunion surgery requires an incision on the inner side of the foot over the big toe joint. However the modern approach is through minimally invasive, keyhole surgery with several small cuts rather than one big incision. A typical bunion surgery is done in an hour depending on the complexity of the deformation and size of the bunion. Bunion removal is a routine procedure and generally safe. The side effects are possible nausea from the anesthetic and a post operation soreness and swelling. Most patients recover completely within a year with the new alignment.

Foot and Ankle Associates perform all kinds of surgeries relating to the ankle, foot and lower limb. However, the policy is to resort to surgery only if there is no alternative. The podiatric clinic is focused on providing total podiatric healthcare. A visit to its website, http://www.sjfeet.com will give you more information of this specialty healthcare center.