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Expert Bunion Surgeon in London

Bunions can be an extremly painful condition which can affect daily activities. Expert Bunion surgeon, Mr Kaser Nazir, can assess and discuss options to resolve your Bunion deformity.

What does Bunion Surgery Involve?

Bunion surgery, or bunion removal, reduces the pain and rectifies the deformity caused by a bunion on your big toe. A bunion, also known as a hallux valgus deformity or Tailor's bunion deformity, is a protruding bone or tissue around a joint at the base of a big or little toe.

The most common cause of bunion is stress on the joint over a prolonged period. It is often seen occurring in women’s feet due to tight fitting pointed shoes that confine the toes, specifically the base of big and little toes. These can also be hereditary and may result from arthritis in older people.

When do I need Bunion Surgery

You may be advised on bunion removal surgery when the pain is intolerable and you find walking very difficult. Bunion surgery is also required when the swelling becomes chronic and does not go away with anti-inflammatory medicines.

Sometimes, the big toe cannot be straightened or bent in any direction, and it starts moving towards the small toe. In these situations, bunion removal surgery becomes necessary.

Which type of Surgery is Recommended?

Surgery depends on the severity of a Bunion:

  • Mild Bunion: Surgery involves the removal of the enlarged portion of bone whilereinstating the tendons, muscles, sinews, and ligaments surrounding the joint.
  • Moderate Bunion: The surgeon cuts and changes the position of the bone to a moderate Bunion.
  • Readjusting one or more bones in the forefoot to a position where the abnormal angle in the big toe joint will be corrected.
  • Severe Bunion: For a severe bunion, the surgery will involve removing the enlarged portion of the bone by cutting and readjusting the bone while correcting the position of the ligaments and tendons.
  • Arthitic big toe: As the joint is damaged due to arthritis, the bone is fused with the joint so they heal together. It eliminates pain and eases movement. Sometimes, joint replacement surgery helps to reconstruct the big toe joint.

Surgeons perform different types of bunion surgeries in the UK, depending on their expertise. It also depends on the severity of individual cases, as well as the overall health condition andactivity level. The condition of bones and connective tissue govern the type of surgery would be deemed appropriate to correct the problem. This may involve minimally invasive bunion surgery, the scarf and akin osteotomy or Lapidus fusion.

Mr. Nazir is an expert at minimal invasive bunion surgery , which causes less swelling, less pain, and a faster return to normal activites. This specialised Bunion surgery technique involves a smaller incision resulting in a less visible scar.

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