How A Smaller Incision Improves Bunion Removal Recovery
Discover firsthand how a smaller incision improves bunion removal recovery time and scarring. Dr. K has developed and perfected AMI-BUNION for bunion removal. With this type of surgery, Dr. K makes a very small 5 mm incision on the side of the big toe. The results from our AMI-BUNION® are superior and our procedure is True Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery. Most patients go home the same day with this outpatient procedure.
What’s The Difference Between AMI-BUNION and Traditional Bunion Removal?
The main difference between AMI-BUNION removal and traditional bunion removal surgery is the size of the incision and the type of instruments used. AMI-Bunion removal is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small keyhole incisions and specialized surgical instruments, while traditional bunion removal surgery requires a larger incision and can involve removing the enlarged portion of the bone, cutting and realigning the bone, and correcting the position of the tendons and ligaments.
Do you have bunions? A bunion is a bony ‘bump’ that appears at the joint where the big toe meets the foot. There are different causes of bunions: a foot that flattens too much, poorly-fitting shoes, joint damage, arthritis, and/or genetics. Bunion pain can be treated with wider shoes, custom-made shoe inserts, bunion shields, corticosteroid injections, and more. A bunion can be permanently removed and treated with surgery.