The Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy is truly a minimally invasive procedure done through tiny incisions. Learn more about how this procedure will permanently correct your bunion and how you can get back on your feet faster.1,2
The Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy realigns the bony structures of your big toe while maintaining a healthy healing environment to promote a fast recovery.1,2 Every bunion is different, and your surgeon can customize 3D correction to your bunion using Arthrex’s specialized procedure and instruments. Our minimally invasive procedure requires only tiny “pinhole” incisions to achieve triplanar correction without fusing a joint or excessive hardware, thus relieving your bunion pain with a cosmetic solution.
Minimally invasive surgery has been clinically proven to achieve the same or better corrective results than other more aggressive surgeries,3,4 but with major advantages! While most importantly your bunion will be gone, there are several other key benefits that come with the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy.
*Postoperative management is patient-specific and dependent on the treating professional's assessment. Individual results will vary and not all patients will experience the same postoperative activity level or outcomes.
On average, patients recover up to 8 weeks faster with the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy compared to open procedures.1,9 Most patients are able to walk away from surgery without assistance of a knee scooter or crutches, and are able to return to driving and other daily activities sooner.
Explore patient experiences before and after bunion correction surgery.
“My foot feels great, no issues at all. My range of motion is fantastic, my toes can pick up things if necessary. They are fully functioning, everything is working, I have no complaints!”See Sammy's Story
“If you look at my foot you really can’t tell that I had surgery…There is no pain at all anymore. No pain or fear of shopping for shoes!”See Loretta's story
"It is a night and day difference from what I went through back in the early 90s…The recovery time is so much faster.”See Joanne's story
The minimal disruption of the soft tissues around your toe promotes a better healing environment.8 Operating through tiny incisions protects the vascular structures of your foot, promoting blood flow to the area and reducing the swelling and stiffness associated with more invasive techniques.6,7 The end result for you is a faster recovery.1,2Find a Doctor Today
Small “percutaneous” incisions act as entry portals for the specialized instruments surgeons use to perform the procedure. The ⅛- to ½-inch incisions are made on the side of the foot, as compared to traditional bunion surgeries performed through a 2- to 6-inch incision on the top of the foot (“open” surgery).
Bunion correction with the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy procedure doesn’t disturb soft tissues in the way that open surgeries do.¹⁰ Large, invasive incisions can cause scar tissue that leaves your foot stiff and unable to bend freely.7
But minimally invasive bunion correction helps you maintain—or can even improve—your range of motion at your big toe joint!2
The Arthrex Bunionectomy leaves all the joints in your foot intact, allowing them the freedom to move naturally.
Surgeons using the Arthrex Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy procedure have been trained in minimally invasive surgery for bunion correction.
We are pleased to supply you with this Find a Doctor tool to locate Arthrex Bunionectomy doctors in your area.
While our database of doctors is large, it is not a complete listing of all doctors who can perform the Arthrex Bunionectomy procedure. The doctors included in this locator are limited to those doctors who have attended a training course specifically on minimally invasive surgery techniques. By inclusion of a particular doctor in this database, Arthrex expresses no opinion as to the professional skills or qualifications of the surgeon.
No physician has paid a fee to participate, nor does Arthrex make any recommendation or referral regarding any of these specific doctors.