Bunionectomy Surgery Pros and Cons
Bunionectomy surgery can provide you with relief that many other non-invasive methods of toe correction are not able to offer. If you are unable to walk, deal with toe numbness and pain on the everyday basis, it’s time to find an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation of your bunion.
Bunionectomy surgery is strongly recommended only if the other methods of managing your toe deformity have failed and the pain is too much to handle.
Every patient considering bunionectomy or hammer toe surgery, needs to be aware of multiple cons and side effects associated with this procedure. If you choose bunionectomy for the wrong reasons, you might be in for a disappointment since no surgery can guarantee that your bunion will not come back.
Not every bunion surgery can improve the looks of your deformed big toe and you might even be left with permanent toe numbness as a result of post surgery damage to soft tissues and nerve endings. If sports are a big part of your life, you can not risk numb big toe to decrease the angle of you foot’s flexibility.
Bunion surgery recovery is very lengthy and might take anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. You might be required to wear special footwear immediately after surgery and use crutches for many weeks after bunionectomy surgery.
If you are hesitant about going under a surgeon’s knife, and want to consider laser bunion surgery thinking it is less invasive and requires less recovery time. Unfortunately, laser is not all mighty and can not provide obvious benefits to a regular surgeon’s cold steel scalpel in this case.
Considering bunionectomy surgery pros and cons and discussing your concerns with your orthopedic surgeons will help you improve relieve pain and condition of your feet and minimize post-surgery complications.