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.
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
On average, recovery after the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy is up to 8 weeks faster than after traditional open procedures.
Postsurgery, patients reported less pain and demonstrated less swelling than after traditional open procedures.
Average incision size was 76% smaller than traditional surgeries. And, 90% of patients were satisfied with their cosmetic results compared to 65% of those who underwent open surgery.8
Patients experience less complications and report higher satisfaction after minimally invasive surgery than after open procedures.
On average, patients used fewer narcotic pain medications than those recovering from open surgery.
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
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.
Laura P is extremely satisfied 5 years after undergoing the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy. “It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
After undergoing the Arthrex Bunionectomy, Lisa is ready to embrace her retirement and experience favorite activities without bunion pain.
Lindsay Rae's Story
After undergoing the Arthrex Bunionectomy on both feet, Lindsay Rae can keep up at work, stay active, and enjoy time with her family again.
Jesse underwent the Arthrex Bunionectomy after growing frustrated with having to limit the physical activities he loved.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Surgeons answer your questions about the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy, including benefits, recovery times, and more.
Do all bunions require surgical treatment?
Bunions can be managed conservatively to reduce pain; however, the only way to properly correct the bunion deformity is surgically. Ultimately, increasing severity of symptoms (pain, loss of motion, aesthetics, etc) is the motivation to consider surgical correction.
How does the Arthrex Bunionectomy differ from traditional open procedures?
The goal for any type of bunion surgery is the same: correct the alignment and improve pain and function. “Open” procedures access the area being treated through large incisions in the foot. While these large openings help the surgeon to see the bony structures, they may be accompanied by increased scarring as well as trauma to the surrounding soft tissues. This predisposes the joint to increased risk of arthritis and loss of motion after surgery. The same correction can be done through tiny poke hole incisions, guided by the advanced imaging technology used in the Arthrex Bunionectomy procedure.
Can anyone with a bunion get the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy procedure?
The Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy procedure allows your doctor to make a custom correction specific to the degree of your bunion deformity. Most bunion deformities can be surgically corrected with the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy procedure. Ultimately, your physician will determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure.