Bunion Surgery in Vancouver
Bunion Surgery: generally involves an incision in the top or side of the big toe joint and the removal or realignment of soft tissue and bone to relieve pain and restore normal alignment to the joint. If the joint is severely deformed, it may be stabilized with tiny wires, stitches, screws, or plates. There are no guarantees that a bunion surgery will fully relieve your pain. There are many different types of bunion surgery’s but the most common types involve the removal of part of the metatarsal head, realigning the soft tissue ligaments around the joint, fusing the toe joint, or implanting part of an artificial joint. The usual recovery period after bunion surgery is 6 weeks to 6 months, depending on the amount of soft tissue and bone affected. The risks of bunion surgery include; damage to the tendons that pull the big toe up or down, infection in the soft tissue, persistent pain and swelling, etc.
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