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Bunions are those nasty “bumps” that grow inside of the foot, near the big toe, pushing the big toe to point toward the second toe. Bunions are often caused by tight shoes and get worse if no action is taken to correct the bunion.
There are more ways to correct a bunion – either traditional surgery or by using more minimally invasive procedures.
Laser Foot Surgery Specialist uses minimally invasive foot surgery to successfully correct and treat the bunion.
Dr. Richard Cowin DPM has been treating bunions using minimally invasive techniques used previously in other fields of medicine such as neurosurgery, where precision has been mandatory since the beginning.
What is Minimally Invasive Bunions Surgery About?
By using a tiny drill, that goes in through an incision of approximately 1/8 inch wide, a small cut is made across the bone. The excess bone is removed and the next stage of the surgery requires the doctor to reposition the top third of the bone to a straight position.
The area of the metatarsal bone, where the bump had formed, is brought to a normal, smooth state.
In some cases, the “lengthening” of some of the tendons to the big toe can be required. In severe bunions, a second cut in the bone of the big toe may also be necessary to straighten the toe.
The pictures on the left are of one of our patients before and after having corrective minimally invasive bunion surgery, performed by Dr. Cowin – Laser Foot Surgery Specialist.
In some cases, a post-surgical shoe will be recommended for 3 to 4 weeks after the procedure, with bandage change once a week.
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