Keyhole bunion surgery is minimally invasive surgery to reduce the deformities in the foot caused by bunions. This method leaves minimal scarring or sign of operation. Using small keyholes, the surgeon makes cuts to the bone and reshapes the affected area.
First, the specialist cleans the skin over the bunion with an antiseptic solution. In the instance of general anesthesia, patients are asleep for the procedure. Next, the surgeon cuts the bone with a very small tool to realign and correct the deformity. Confirming the state of the condition with x-rays, the surgeon closes the opening with stitches and a bandage.
This method reduces bleeding, causes less damage to tissues, less scarring (both internally and externally,) decreases stiffness of the joints, and often has a better overall result. t
This procedure is an out-patient surgery, so patients will go home the same day as the surgery. The keyhole bunion surgery has a quicker recovery time, getting you back to your life and normal activities.
CAUSES OF BUNIONS
Bunions are often caused by an inherited foot type. The bunions themselves are not inherited but certain foot types can make an individual prone to developing a bunion. Other factors which can contribute to a person developing a bunion include:
- Foot injuries or stresses
- Foot deformities present at birth
SYMPTOMS OF BUNIONS
Symptoms which can occur at the site of the bunion include:
- Soreness and pain, especially over the bunion area even when wearing comfortable shoes
- Enlargement, redness, swelling and inflammation that does not improve with medicine
- A burning sensation or numbing
- Intrusion onto the second toe due to deformity
If you are experiencing these symptoms, speak with your doctor at King’s College Hospital about an assessment to create a treatment plan.
At King’s College Hospital Dubai, we focus on offering an exemplary service, from initial consultation through to final diagnosis and treatment and beyond. Our multidisciplinary team of expert doctors, nurses, physiotherapists are here to offer tailored management and treatment of your condition, and to answer any questions that you might have throughout your time with us. Whatever you need us for, we’re only a phone-call away.
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