bunion keyhole surgery
Keyhole or minimally invasive bunion surgery is a type of bunion surgery that uses small incisions and specialized instruments to correct the deformity. The procedure is also called "minimally invasive bunion surgery" or "minimally invasive hallux valgus surgery" (MIS-HV).
During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions on the side of the foot and use specialized instruments to remove the bony bump and realign the bones of the big toe joint. The procedure is done through small incisions and does not require the traditional large incision.
Benefits of keyhole bunion surgery include:
- Reduced post-operative pain
- Reduced recovery time.
- Smaller scars
- Less soft tissue damage
However, not all patients are good candidates for this type of surgery, and traditional open surgery may be required. It's important to consult with a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.