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Is it Time to Consider Surgical Bunion Correction Like Joanne Did?

If your painful bunion has changed your lifestyle, it may be time to look into surgery.

  • Does your bunion hurt when you walk or stand for long periods?

  • Have you limited or given up your favorite activities?

  • Have you given up wearing your favorite shoes or high heels?

  • Are you embarrassed to show your feet?

Joanne is a real Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy patient who underwent the procedure two decades after a failed traditional bunion surgery. She experienced many symptoms that are typical of moderate to severe bunions, including pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.

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Bunion Surgery Has Changed for the Better

There are hundreds of techniques for correcting bunions.3 Compared to other bunion removal procedures, the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy results in faster recovery,1,2 less pain and swelling,2-4 smaller scars,1,2 and less reliance on narcotics.5,6

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8 Weeks Faster Recovery1,7
Less Pain and Swelling2-4
76% Smaller Scars1,8
Higher Patient Satisfaction9-11
Less Reliance on Narcotics5,6

Why Minimally Invasive?

You may have already explored what’s available to treat or correct your bunion, or tried to treat it conservatively. But the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy is different. Learn more about the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy procedure.

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Get Back to Regular Activity Faster1,12

For most patients, this procedure may allow for immediate weightbearing after surgery.5,12 During postoperative appointments, your doctor will discuss the healing process and when you can begin bearing weight and engaging in your typical activities.

Day of Surgery

Most patients won’t need to use devices like crutches or a knee scooter and can walk away from surgery wearing a special post-op shoe.3,6

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2 to 4 Weeks

Based on your doctor’s guidance, continue to wear the post-op shoe and walk with full or partial weightbearing.

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6 to 8 Weeks

At this point you may be able to progress to a supportive athletic shoe.13,14

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12 to 16 Weeks

Once approved by your doctor, resume normal activities and wear the shoes you want.

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Before and After

The Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy results in barely visible scars1,2 and corrects the angular deformity—and its characteristic bump—caused by your big toe rotating out of alignment.

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Surgeons answer your questions about the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy, including benefits, recovery times, and more.

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Do all bunions require surgical treatment?

How does the Arthrex Bunionectomy differ from traditional open procedures?

Can anyone with a bunion get the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy procedure?

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