Podiatrists operate as a last resort when conventional medication and therapies cease having a positive effect on the health of their patients. Bunion surgery is a common type of foot surgery and has several variations depending on the specific state of the lower extremities. It basically refers to cutting out a piece of soft tissue or bone which is restricting regular limb function or causing pain.
A small section of the protruding part of the foot that is causing pain during normal limb movement is removed during bunionectomy offering improving biomechanics.
Sometimes a bone, joint or soft issue has been displaced from its proper position so your foot surgeon simply realigns the offending part.
As the name implies, this is all about bones being cut and shifted and to create a more suitable arrangement that relieves stress on the foot.
This focuses on the metatarsophalangeal joint, which is reformed to create a better structure for the patient’s ease.
Big toe fusion
An incision is made to remove the big toe joint while the metatarsal bone and phalanx bone are “fused” together.
If a bone, joint or soft tissue has been so damaged that it needs to be replaced then the useless parts are removed to make space for an artificial implant.