A bunion is a painful bony prominence caused by the deviation of the big toe toward the second toe, causing the appearance of a lump and progressive deformity of the other fingers.
This problem can be solved with a simple corrective surgery.
The corrective surgery can be an open surgery or a minimally invasive surgery, where the incisions are smaller but is not suitable in all cases.
The surgeon makes some cuts in the bone to correct the deformities. Sometimes screws or staples are needed to fix the bones in the correct place.
A bunion surgery always takes place in the operating theatre, and generally local anaesthesia.
The procedure takes between 30 and 60 and patients usually can go home some hour later.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients should undergo a preliminary test to evaluate the specific characteristics of their intervention.
Furthermore, they must undergo a standard preoperative study that includes blood tests, electrocardiogram, etc.
Also, if they have any chronic illness or regularly take medications, especially anticoagulants, they should inform the surgeon before surgery.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
After the surgery their foot may suffer some discomfort or swelling, but it will disappear in a few days.
Patients must wear specific shoes for a month and avoid trips and sudden physical activity for a few days.
A correct rehabilitation is very important for the recovery. Spaincares offers patients the opportunity to do so at one of our specialist centres.