The Principle and goal of bunion surgery is to align the mechanics of bones. This then removes the painful bump and prevents recurrence. Not one procedure can effectively cover all Bunion types, whilst some are more suited to dealing with a particular deformity. Mr Shepherd utilises different surgery techniques for an individual patient.
Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery.
Open Scarf– Akin Bunion surgery.
Fusion including a Lapidus fusion.
To asses this a X-rays and a CT scan may be required to determine the mechanical alignment and rotation of the foot.
All of these procedures can be performed as day cases, and allow walking on the flat of the foot in a surgical shoe. In General recovery is 2 weeks of elevation, 6 weeks in a surgical shoe and up to 12 weeks before swelling completely resolves.