Bunion surgery Lincoln county Hospital Lincoln and BMI Hospital Lincoln Lincolnshire
Offered By Ex-Professor Mohammad Maqsood Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Lincolnshire
A bunion is a prominent bone on the knuckle (joint) of your big toe. It can become inflamed and painful. Bunion surgery involves realigning the bone that is sticking out and setting the toe joint into a better position. Ex-Professor Mohammad Maqsood will meet you and discuss all the pros and cones of surgery . He will discuss operative procedure which suites your requirement most and possible outcome. Ex-Professor Maqsood has got many years of experience of performing this type of surgery in Lincolnshire, and he is well known for his best surgical outcome.
What happens during bunion surgery ?
Surgery to remove a bunion usually takes less than an hour, but the time can vary.
A cut on the inner side of your foot, over your big toe joint is mad. The operation may be done through small cuts rather than one big cut. This is called keyhole (minimally invasive) surgery.
The exact procedure you have depends on the type and size of your bunion. Usually your surgeon will remove some bone and may reposition bones, ligaments and tendons in your foot. Screws or wires may be used to keep the bones in place. These may stay in your foot, dissolve over time or be taken out in a second operation.
You will need to rest until the effects of the general anaesthetic have passed. You may need pain relief to help with any discomfort as the anaesthetic wears off. Ex-Professor Maqsood will see you after you recover from anaesthesia and will explain the operative procedure and anything different identified at the time of surgery.
Your foot will usually be heavily bandaged after the operation or you may have a plaster cast. This is to protect your foot and help keep it correctly aligned. You will usually have crutches and a special shoe to wear.
A physiotherapist one of the Ex-Professor Maqsood ‘s team member (a health Ex-professional who specialises in movement and mobility) may visit you after your operation and give you some advice about how to move around safely. If needed, your physiotherapist may arrange a further appointment to help your recovery.
You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home. You should try to have a friend or relative stay with you for the first 24 hours.
You will usually be able to go home when you feel ready. Your nurse may give you a date for a follow-up appointment with Ex-Professor Maqsood before you go home.
Complications specific to bunion removal
The complication are very rare but sometimes minor problems can create anxiety and nervousness, any problem can be discussed with Ex-Professor Maqsood himself or any member of his team.
toe stiffness – the tendons in your big toe may be damaged, affecting how well your toe moves
toe numbness – the nerves in the toe may be injured abnormal toe position – your big toe may heal out of line, bending outwards or upwards or be slightly shorter
slow healing – this can cause on going pain and swelling
wound infection – you may need antibiotics to treat an infection
re-occurrence – the bunion may come back The exact risks are specific to you but risk is minimal.