I have heard about minimally invasive surgeries that just trim off the bunion. Isn’t a bunion just a bump?
Many people think that bunions are simply bumps to be removed. Exotectomy, or bumpectomy, is the removal of the bump on the toe joint. It is performed only for an enlargement of the bone with no drifting of the big toe. This procedure is seldom used because it rarely corrects the cause of the bunion.
Minimal incision techniques that use a drill bit to shave the joint are not recommended. Forefoot mechanics are very sensitive – procedures that simply grind the bump away actually just weaken the joint and ultimately increase the deformity. An inadequate procedure will result in a bad outcome.
Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
Our podiatrists, foot surgeons and staff of our Milwaukee area podiatry offices offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love!