Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy at Riverside, California
Are you suffering from bunions? Are you looking for a solution that’s less invasive than traditional surgery? If so, a minimally invasive bunion surgery in Riverside may be the procedure for you.
At Empire Foot and Ankle Center, we are committed to helping our patients find a solution to their foot conditions, and we offer the latest in innovative surgical procedures. We know how important it is to have happy, healthy feet, and we want to help you get there.
Bunions can cause significant discomfort if they go untreated. For example, you may experience pain while walking or wearing shoes, and the bunion itself can make it challenging to find shoes that fit correctly. In addition, simple tasks like getting ready in the morning or going out with friends can become painful ordeals.
What is a Bunionectomy?
A Bunionectomy is a surgical procedure used to correct a bunion deformity in the big toe joint. The goal of the procedure is to realign the big toe joint, reduce pain and restore function. Your surgeon will make an incision on the side of your big toe and use special tools to cut away portions of bone and shift the bones back into their proper alignment. The surgeon will then remove excess tissue from around the misaligned joint and close up the incision with stitches before placing a dressing over it and wrapping your foot in bandages.
We know what you're thinking: "minimally invasive bunionectomy" sounds like an oxymoron. But it's not!
Let’s say you have a bunion. You’ll need to get it taken care of, whether through surgery or some other conservative treatment method. What kind of surgery should you get if you go the surgical route?
We believe that minimally invasive bunionectomy in Riverside is the way to go. What is that? It’s a procedure that takes less than 45 minutes (compared to a traditional bunionectomy, which can take up to three hours) and has a much lower risk of infection and other complications. It also involves much smaller incisions than a traditional bunionectomy. They’re so small that most people don’t even need stitches afterward. And while the two procedures have similar recovery times, the minimally invasive surgery is far less painful, with many patients reporting no pain.
Invasive Bunion Surgery Riverside
Wait—don’t click away! We know what you’re thinking: Who wants to have invasive surgery? Not us! And we’re sure not you. So that’s why we offer minimally invasive bunionectomy in Riverside.
A minimal bunion surgery, also known as a laparoscopic surgery, offers a variety of benefits, including:
- Less risk of complications
- Shorter recovery time
- Less scarring
- A more aesthetically pleasing result
- The ability to return to daily life sooner than with traditional surgical methods
At Empire Foot and Ankle Center, we have helped countless patients with minimal bunion surgery to achieve pain relief and improved mobility. If you are considering this procedure, we would love to help you get started on the road to healing.