Today’s Lesson on Bunion Foot Surgery

Bunion Foot Surgery – one foot or two

Students, please take precaution with this material on bunion and do not take the passages here directly without consulting with a foot doctor or local podiatrist Sacramento first. The information here in this lesson is strictly high level and not written by a doctor.

People who are unfortunate enough to be born with Bunions know that sooner or later, they will most likely need some kind of procedure performed, such as surgery. As one ages throughout adulthood, the bone abnormality can cause rubbing or friction of one sort and lead to additional abnormal bone growth that will in one form or another, cause some major discomfort. Other everyday activity such as running, climbing, or wearing high heels can speed up the process for discomfort. The only way to resolve the issue is through surgery.

Bunion Foot

Bunion Foot

The Surgical Process

The surgical process is quite simple actually and takes very little time. During this process, there is an incision made to the big toe, and the bone matter is realigned with a couple of screws. Bone or tendon matter may be shaven slightly as well to assist with re-alignment. As mentioned above this entire surgical process takes less than an hour. The time checking into the hospital, insurance processing, wait, and recovery time will take longer. One should allow up to half a day for completion.

According to Dr. Ma of the Sacramento Valley Foot Doctors, upon post surgery, it will take approximately two to three months for the patient to fully recover. Dr. Ma recommends the patient to have one foot operated at a time so that the patient can still maneuver and be somewhat mobile. Having two foot performed on at the same time may leave some to be bedridden for quite some time. Although, patients who choose to operate on both foot at once can still get around by walking on their heels with the special orthopedic shoes. However, this is highly uncomfortable and not recommended.

For more information on Dr. Ma and his practice, please visit his website at htt:// or look him up Harvard’s podiatry map finder.

A Patient’s Perspective

We spoke to a patient of Dr. Ma who just had the procedure done and here was what she had to say. We noticed that she made the decision to operate on both foot at the same time. She mentioned that she really had no choice because the pain in recent months was just geting to the point of being unbearable because she has to wear high heel shoes for work. She did not have the time to one at time and chose to take family leave from work to fully recuperate.

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