Posts in the bunion surgery category

Footsurgery News 12 Oct | '2018

Minimally Invasive (Keyhole) Foot Surgery

Podiatric foot and ankle surgeon Dr Kim brings significant advance for minimally invasive (keyhole) foot and ankle surgery to Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Minimally Invasive surgery has gained popularity in the field of foot and ankle surgery. Special surgical instruments/devices with advanced imaging techniques are used to visualise and perform various foot and ankle surgery through small incisions.

Because minimally invasive (keyhole) foot surgery, does not involve a long incision, it results in less trauma to the muscles and soft tissue surrounding the foot. In most cases, this results in less pain after foot surgery and a faster recovery.

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Footsurgery News 14 Jun | '2018

What do you need to know about bunion surgery?

Do I need bunion surgery?

Although your surgeon has recommended an operation for your bunion to improve the function of your foot and reduce pain, it is your decision if you go ahead with the operation or not.

The bunion is often progressive and once the second toe overlies or underlies your first toe, additional operations are required to address the deformed lesser toes.

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Footsurgery News 30 Apr | '2018

Is bunion surgery painful?

Is bunion surgery painful? Bunion surgery is unlikely to be painful, as the use of minimal incision techniques and better medications given during the surgery, significantly reduce postoperative pain. Also, because you can walk straight after surgery, postoperative swelling is reduced. Read More

Footsurgery News 7 Mar | '2018

Bunion surgery: what is involved in a bunion operation

Bunion surgery can be performed safely as a day surgery procedure under either local anaesthetic, sedation and local anaesthetic or a full general anaesthetic. The benefits of day surgery are that your risk of infection is lower the sooner you leave hospital, and you are able to walk immediately following the procedure – although you do need to ensure the operated foot is elevated as much as possible in the first 48 hours.
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Footsurgery News 26 Feb | '2018

Am I off my feet after bunion surgery?

Am I off my feet after buninon surgery? Bunion surgery allows patients to be on their feet immediately following the procedure. In these instances, patients are expected to wear a protective post-operative shoe over their bandaging in order to protect the surgical site. In the first 3-7 days, patients are expected to rest as much as possible even when they are able to walk.Read More

Footsurgery News 21 Jan | '2018

Bunion surgery photos

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Dr Kim fixes bunions. “Bunions have been shown to reduce health-related quality of life, make fitting footwear difficult and increase the risk of falls and balance problems”. Bilateral bunion surgery can be performed safely as an outpatient procedure in selected patients with acceptable levels of patient satisfaction. Bunion surgery has also been found to be the most effective intervention in scientific studies.Read More

Footsurgery News 21 Jan | '2018

Am I off my feet after bunion surgery?

Am I off my feet after buninon surgery? Bunion surgery allows patients to be on their feet immediately following the procedure. In these instances, patients are expected to wear a protective post-operative shoe over their bandaging in order to protect the surgical site. In the first 3-7 days, patients are expected to rest as much as possible even when they are able to walk.Read More

Footsurgery News 27 Oct | '2017

Foot pain when standing

Foot pain when standing is a problem for one-quarter of adults and is known to impact on balance and gait and health-related quality of life. Foot pain when standing can be fixed, although it depends on what is causing the pain. The ten most common reasons for foot pain when standing is:Read More

Footsurgery News 12 Sep | '2017

I love bunions!

Bunion surgery involves: Realigning a dislocated joint! A combination of bone and soft tissue procedures allow the big toe to be properly aligned. A pin is sometimes used under the skin to hold the bone in its new position. Bunion surgery is performed as day surgery and allows for immediate walking after surgery.

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