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A bunionectomy is a surgical procedure performed to correct a bunion; a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe. The aim of this procedure is to alleviate pain and improve the foots natural alignment.

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Bunions are bony lumps affecting the inner side of the great toe base joint. This can progress gradually resulting in increasing discomfort and difficulty in wearing shoes. It often requires surgical removal called Bunionectomy.

Bunionectomy at a Glance

Procedure Time:
30 minutes

Return to Work:
2-4 weeks

Full Recovery:
12 weeks

£2500 (Fixed)

What to expect at the time of your surgery:

During a bunionectomy, the surgeon will make an incision near the affected joint and realign the bones and soft tissues. The specific technique used will depend on the severity of the bunion and the individual patient’s needs. Some common types of bunionectomy procedures include:

  • Osteotomy: This involves cutting and realigning the bone to correct the deformity.
  • Exostectomy: The surgeon removes the bony bump without realigning the joint.
  • Arthrodesis: This procedure fuses the affected joint to eliminate the bunion.

The choice of procedure depends on factors such as the size of the bunion, the extent of joint damage, the patient’s age, and their overall foot health.

What to expect after your surgery:

After a bunionectomy, the patient may need to wear a cast or special footwear to protect and support the foot during the healing process. Physical therapy exercises may also be recommended to restore strength and flexibility to the foot. It’s important to note that bunionectomy can provide relief from bunion-related pain and deformity.

Bunionectomy Prices

Bunionectomy prices are fixed, which is £2500

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Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

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Bunionectomy FAQ

How long does it take to recover from a bunionectomy?2023-08-04T12:38:38+01:00

Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and individual factors. Generally, it takes several weeks to a few months for the foot to heal completely. During this time, it’s important to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions.

Will I experience pain after a bunionectomy?2023-07-13T15:46:00+01:00

Some discomfort and pain are normal after the surgery, and your surgeon will provide pain management strategies such as medication. However, the level of pain can vary among individuals. It tends to gradually decrease as the healing progresses.

Are there any potential risks or complications associated with bunionectomy?2023-08-04T12:40:05+01:00

Like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with bunionectomy. Potential complications can include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, poor wound healing, stiffness in the toe joint, recurrence, CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome), or dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome. It’s essential to discuss these risks with your surgeon before undergoing the procedure.

Will I be able to walk normally after a bunionectomy?2024-03-18T17:45:52+00:00

Most individuals can resume walking within a few days to a few weeks after the surgery, depending on the extent of the procedure. However, it may take several weeks or months to regain normal walking and full activity levels. Your surgeon will provide specific guidelines regarding weight-bearing and physical activity during the recovery period.

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