Bunion Surgery Perth
Modern Technique, Faster Patient Recovery
Our podiatric surgeon Dr Andrew Knox performs an advanced surgical technique for bunion correction in Perth which significantly reduces the downtime after surgery in comparison with the traditional surgery technique still employed by most foot surgeons in Australia. The surgery involves the use of a headless compression screw which is placed through the bone being realigned which allows for primary bone healing to occur at the site where the bunion has been corrected. This significantly reduces the time taken for the bone to heal overall. Patients are permitted to weightbear immediately post-surgery and generally return to activities 50% faster than in more traditional approaches of bunion correction. he surgery is usually performed as a day surgery procedure under general anaesthesia and generally takes around 45 minutes.
Indications for bunion surgery:
• Pain in the big toe joint
• Difficulty fitting into shoes
• Crowding of the small toes leading to deformity and painful corns and calluses
• Failure of conservative care e.g. padding, splints and changing shoes
Aims of bunion surgery:
• Correct the malalignment of the joint
• Relieve pain associated with the condition
• Prevent further deformity of the foot
• Allow a return to normal shoes
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This website is intended for general information purposes only. All surgical procedures carry risk. For more information on bunion surgery in Perth, we recommend making an appointment to see our specialist podiatric surgeon Dr. Andrew Knox prior to making decisions about your health care.