If you are in the process of deciding whether or not you should undergo bunion correction surgery, we want to ensure that you have all of the information you need to make the best choice.
Surgery isn’t recommended unless the bunion is causing severe pain that interferes with and limits daily activities, your big toe is chronically inflamed and swollen and doesn’t improve with rest or medications, and failure to improve with the use of home, non‐surgical treatments.
The goal for bunion correction surgery is to relieve as much pain and discomfort as possible and correct the deformity by returning your toe to the correct position.
There are several surgical procedures available to correct bunions. They may involve repair of tendons and ligaments, removing swollen tissue from around the big toe joint, removing part of the bone to help straighten the big toe, and joining the bones of the affected joint permanently. Recovery from surgery varies by the type of surgery performed. Your doctor will choose the procedure best suited to your condition.
For information on the Re+Line® Bunion Correction System, please select from the menu above. This new system potentially provides stable fixation of bunions and may possibly allow patients to bear weight shortly after surgery with the surgeon’s approval.