Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery Offers Numerous Benefits Compared to Traditional Procedures

Traditional bunion surgery has significant drawbacks. In addition to being extremely painful and requiring an initial recovery period of up to six weeks, symptoms like pain, swelling, and stiffness can persist for as long as a year following a standard metatarsal osteotomy or bunionectomy procedure. Even worse: despite all the pain and downtime, bunions recur in up to 25 percent of cases.

Our Minimally Invasive Surgical Methods Help You Get Back on Your Feet Faster

Annapolis Foot & Ankle’s podiatric surgical specialists recommend minimally invasive bunion correction whenever possible. These advanced outpatient procedures result in fewer complications, faster recovery times, and lower recurrence rates than traditional bunion surgery.

During a typical minimally invasive bunion surgery, we administer general anesthesia, then make several tiny incisions in the foot that allow us to insert the special tools—including an endoscope (a skinny tube with a camera at the end)—we use to repair the misaligned joint. When we’re done, you’ll go to an observation room, receive medication and recovery instructions, and go home the same day.

The tiny incisions used in our minimally invasive bunion surgery don’t disrupt as much soft tissue as traditional long incisions. This results in less post-operative swelling, pain, stiffness, and scar tissue development. It also enables immediate weight bearing, promotes faster bone healing, and allows you to return to activity sooner.

Is Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery Right for You?

At Annapolis Foot & Ankle Center, our minimally invasive bunion correction procedures have helped countless patients get back on their feet. After a thorough examination and discussion of your symptoms, we can help you explore your surgical options and determine if a minimally invasive approach will deliver the desired results.

Eric Harmelin, DPM
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Experienced Amputation Prevention Specialist and Podiatrist in Annapolis, Stevensville, and Glen Burnie, MD.