Bunion Correction Surgery
Commonly caused by wearing shoes that fit poorly, bunions may be treated using nonsurgical methods; however, if conservative treatments are not successful, bunion surgery may be recommended.
Currently, there are over one hundred types of bunion surgeries that can be performed. Prior to surgery, a foot surgeon will conduct a thorough examination to determine which procedure is best. Generally, bunion surgery will involve incisions to the side and top of the foot nearest the big toe. Then, the foot surgeon will release contracted tissue and realign the bones to restore the joint’s natural alignment. The realigned bones are typically fixed with wires, screws and plates. Following bunion surgery, most pain is alleviated, shoe wear is more comfortable and tasks such as walking can continue comfortably.
To learn more about bunion correction surgery, please complete the appointment request box or call (319) 338-3606 to schedule a consultation with a Steindler Orthopedic Clinic specialty-trained foot doctor.