Article by Dr. Misako McLeod, DPM
“Bunions,” the word conveys old, ugly, deformed feet that grandma had. Many women in particular suffer from bunions and are unable to wear stylish shoes due to the increased width of the foot and the pain that is caused with wearing high heels and other shoes.
Bunion surgery is an option. Bunion procedures have evolved a great deal and now recovery time is much faster. For example, some procedures allow the patient to start walking in a supportive shoe at a mere 3 weeks, whereas, other more complex, reconstructive procedures may take longer.
When being evaluated for your bunion surgery, Dr. Misako McLeod performs the following:
Bunion surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under either light sedation or general anesthesia according to the patient’s choice. At the end of the procedure, Dr. McLeod performs a local anesthetic block, so when you awaken from anesthesia, you experience minimal to no pain.
The recovery period depends upon the type of procedure that is chosen; however, some procedure allow walking in a post-operative shoe for 2 weeks and then into a supportive shoe at 3 weeks.
Regardless of the type of procedure, Dr. McLeod will personally care for you during your post-operative period. Physical therapy, edema (swelling) control and meticulous scar care will be implemented according to your needs.
The goal is so you can wear beautiful, sexy shoes, and show off your new feet!