3D Bunion Correction
While traditional bunion surgery involves shaving away the excess bony tissue on your big toe joint, the 3D bunion procedure addresses the bunion in three dimensions to correct the root cause of the problem. Advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place allowing patients to achieve increased stability and a quicker recovery with less chance of recurrence.
How Does it Work?
Bunions are complex three-dimensional foot deformities. They form when forces cause weakness in the joints which can cause the bones to move and rotate creating a bunion. 3D bunion corrects the root cause of the problem, aligns and stabilizes your bones, and also reduces the risk of the bunion redeveloping, which can occur in 70% of other bunion surgeries.
What is the Recovery Like?
Patients may be in a cast or splint for a short time followed by a walking boot. Recovery can take anywhere from 6-12 weeks depending on how the patient heals but a majority of healing time the patient is able to put some pressure or even walk on the surgical foot.
What is the Success Rate?
This procedure utilizes specific instrumentation designed to make the procedure reproducible. Although no results are guaranteed, utilizing this technology allows your surgeon to get reliable reproducible results. Also, because the root cause of the bunion is being corrected recurrence rates are much less than traditional bunion surgery.
Can this procedure be done outpatient? How long does it take?
Yes this is an outpatient procedure. Typically the procedure can take around 1-2 hours depending on the severity.
Can this procedure be done on someone who has already had traditional bunion surgery?
Yes. This procedure can be utilized by your doctor when revision is required. Even if previously treated, patients can experience the same benefits from 3D bunion correction.
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