Facts about minimally invasive bunion surgery
The London Podiatry Centre offers various types of minimally invasive surgery. In the case of bunion correction, the technique can be used where the deformity is fairly small. However, bony healing is not quicker with minimally invasive surgery, as it takes about 6 to 8 weeks for bones to heal regardless of the surgical technique. The risk of complications remains the same.
The main advantage of minimally invasive surgery is that the patient has a smaller scar-line. However, minimally invasive surgery means not being able to see all the structures as easily, and this can sometimes be disadvantageous to the surgeon, especially where the bunion deformity is larger.
The London Podiatry Centre will evaluate each patient very carefully and decide which type of operation is best for them, always using the most advanced techniques.