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Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery - A Revolution in Foot Care

Experience faster recovery, minimal scarring, and reduced pain with Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Dr Tan Ken Jin is the foot and ankle specialist at Orthosports.

Are you suffering from a painful bunion affecting your daily life? Traditional bunion surgery may not be the only option anymore. Welcome to our clinic, where we specialize in minimally invasive bunion surgery. This treatment has transformed the way bunions are treated, offering faster recovery times, minimal scarring, and reduced pain compared to traditional surgical methods.

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

What is a Bunion?

A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, is a painful bony bump that forms at the base of your big toe. Bunions are caused by an imbalance in the foot structure, leading to misalignment of the big toe joint. This misalignment causes the big toe to push against the other toes, forming a bunion. Bunions can cause discomfort, pain, and difficulty in walking.

What is Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery?

Minimally invasive bunion surgery is a technique that utilizes small incisions and specialized instruments to correct the bunion deformity. This advanced method provides several benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  1. Faster recovery: Since the incisions are smaller, the healing process is quicker, allowing patients to return to their daily activities sooner.
  2. Minimal scarring: The smaller incisions result in less visible scarring, improving cosmetic results.
  3. Reduced pain: The minimally invasive technique causes less trauma to the surrounding tissues, resulting in less postoperative pain and discomfort.

How does the Procedure Work?

During minimally invasive bunion surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision near the bunion and inserts specialized instruments to correct the misalignment. The surgeon will then realign the affected area’s bones, ligaments, and tendons to restore proper foot function. The incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures or adhesive strips, further reducing scarring and promoting faster healing.

Who is a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery?

Minimally invasive bunion surgery is suitable for most patients suffering from bunions. However, the best candidates are those with mild to moderate bunion deformities. Our experienced surgeons will evaluate your condition and discuss the most appropriate treatment options with you during your consultation.

What to Expect During Recovery?

After the surgery, you will be given specific postoperative instructions to follow. You may need to wear a protective boot or special footwear for a few weeks to ensure proper healing. Swelling and mild discomfort are common but can be managed with ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers. Most patients can resume their daily activities within a few days to a week following the procedure.

Surgical Treatment Options for Bunion Surgery by Dr Ken Jin:

Dr Ken Jin offers advanced surgical treatment options for bunions, focusing on providing patients with the most reliable and accurate correction. His innovative approach includes the following:

  • Guidance Jig System: Dr Tan Ken Jin is the first surgeon in Singapore to utilize the latest guidance jig system for bunion surgery. This technique allows for more precise and accurate alignment during the procedure, ensuring optimal patient outcomes.
  • Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery (MIS): Dr Ken Jin also specializes in minimally invasive bunion surgery techniques, which involve smaller incisions, reduced scarring, and a quicker recovery period compared to traditional bunion surgery. These advanced methods allow patients to achieve better results with less downtime and discomfort.

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Schedule your Consultation Today!

Don’t let bunion pain hold you back any longer. Contact us today at +65 6734 8168 or send an email to email@footandankledoctor.com.sg  to schedule a consultation and learn more about how minimally invasive bunion surgery can provide lasting relief and improved foot function. Let us help you take the first step towards a pain-free, active lifestyle!

FAQ

Bunion pain is primarily caused by the enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe. This enlargement results in the big toe pointing towards the other toes, causing pressure, inflammation, and discomfort. Ill-fitting shoes, genetic predisposition, and certain foot conditions can contribute to bunion pain.

There are several types of bunion removal surgery procedures available, including osteotomy (bone realignment), arthrodesis (joint fusion), and exostectomy (bunion removal). The specific procedure recommended depends on the severity of the bunion and individual patient factors.

The duration of minimally invasive bunion surgery can vary depending on the severity of the bunion and the specific surgical technique used. However, most procedures take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing patients to return home the same day.

While minimally invasive bunion surgery has a high success rate, bunion recurrence is possible in some cases. Proper postoperative care, including following your surgeon's instructions and wearing appropriate footwear, can significantly reduce the risk of recurrence. In the event of a recurrence, additional treatment options will be discussed and tailored to your specific needs.

Minimally invasive bunion surgery has a high success rate, with many patients experiencing significant improvement in pain relief, foot function, and overall satisfaction. While individual results may vary, most patients report a significant reduction in pain and improved quality of life following the procedure.

Yes, most patients can return to wearing regular shoes after their recovery from minimally invasive bunion surgery. However, it is important to choose footwear with proper support and a wide toe box to accommodate the healing foot and prevent the recurrence of bunions. Your surgeon will guide the best footwear choices for your specific needs during your recovery and beyond.

To find a bunion specialist in Singapore, you can start by consulting your primary care physician or asking for referrals from friends, family, or colleagues. You can also search online for foot and ankle clinics or orthopaedic centres in Singapore specialising in bunion treatment.

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