Minimally-invasive Bunion Surgery

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Evolution of Minimally-invasive Bunion Surgery

Minimally-invasive bunion surgery arose in an attempt to make surgery less painful for patients, while still correcting the alignment problems in the foot. By using a smaller incision (one or several tiny poke-holes) and leaving more of the soft tissues intact, minimally-invasive surgery is thought to create less scar tissue during the healing process. Less disruption of the surrounding soft tissue is also attractive because the small blood vessels, which help deliver oxygenated blood for healing, travel through this tissue to reach the bones. Finally, minimally-invasive surgery by definition involves a much smaller incision, which can be nice on the foot, as larger scars can be irritated by sock seams and by wearing certain shoes.

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