Bunion Surgery in Naples, FL
Scarless Bunionectomy Surgery
If you have a noticeable bony “bump” on the joint of your big toe, you may have a bunion. Bunions are a common foot deformity, mostly among women, that occur when some of the bones in the front part of the foot move out of alignment. For example, the big toe may lean toward or move beneath the second toe, which, in turn, may move out of alignment and overlap the third toe. Long-term irritation causes the base of the big toe to enlarge and a fluid-filled sac to form, thus creating a large bump on the side of the foot at the joint.
Most bunions are the result of the pressure caused by shoes that are too tight, pointed, or have high heels. However, arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis, and polio can contribute to bunion formation. Bunions can also run in a patient’s family.
If left untreated, bunions can worsen over time. Not only do they make it difficult to wear shoes, but they can also cause big toe joint arthritis and instability of the instep or arch of your foot, placing excessive stress on your feet and making it difficult to walk and stay active.
Scarless bunionectomy is an innovative procedure that is typically performed at a same-day surgery center. It involves the removal of the bunion on the side of the foot. The incisions are tiny, and, therefore, reduce the risk of scarring dramatically. The procedure is less painful than traditional removal of bunions. Scarless bunionectomy surgery also offers minimal recovery time. In fact, most patients can place full weight on their foot immediately after surgery and return to their normal activities sooner as compared to traditional bunion surgery.
Treat Painful Bunions with Minimally Invasive Surgery, Call Us Today!
At Coastal Foot & Ankle Center in Naples, Florida, board-certified podiatrist Dr. Calcagni is uniquely trained in bunion correction techniques. Dr. Calcagni is a highly skilled podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon with specialized training in a wide range of minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures. He is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for patients with foot and ankle disorders and injuries. Dr. Calcagni can get you back to enjoying an active lifestyle in no time.
To put an end to your bunion misery, contact Coastal Foot & Ankle Center today by calling (239) 596-7024 or simply use our online form to request an appointment with Dr. Christopher Calcagni.