If you have a bunion, does that mean you'll need to have surgery? Not necessarily
Many people find relief by taking measures to remove pressure from the big toe. This may include wearing a shoe that provides comfort or better cushioning in the shoe.
However, if these measures have failed and you have continued pain, surgery may be an option. As such, you may be a candidate for surgery at an outpatient orthopedic surgery center in Cary.
If you are free of pain, then you may not need surgery. Though the bunion may get bigger over time, doctors do not usually recommend surgery unless it affects daily life.
Indications for bunion surgery include:
Surgery often provides pain relief for patients. They can get back to participating in their usual activities of daily living.
Surgery is completed on an outpatient basis at our Cary orthopedic surgical center. Though the surgery is the same day, be aware that it can take up to six months to recover.
There are specific changes you may need to make following surgery. You may not be able to wear the same types of shoes, especially those that push up against the big toe.
Your surgeon will discuss with you the risks versus benefits of having bunion surgery, including possible complications.
There are a few goals for the surgery. For one, pain relief. Most patients establish this as their number one goal for the procedure.
Another goal is to correct any deformity. Because every bunion varies in shape and size, the surgical procedure is different for everyone; most often, the surgery will correct the toe's alignment while also repairing the soft tissue around the toe.
There are different types of bunion surgery:
As the leading outpatient surgery center in Cary, our Board Certified doctors and fellowship-trained surgeons are experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of orthopedic procedures, and we specialize in foot and ankle surgeries as well as joint replacements.
You can be assured our staff will use the best and most advanced surgical techniques for your procedure so you will have the best outcomes.
Questions? Do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to being a partner in your care.
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