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What is Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery?

One of the options for bunion treatment is a less invasive surgery called minimally invasive bunion surgery or minimal incision surgery. Our team of experienced podiatrists at Arizona Foot, led by Dr. Kris DiNucci, DPM FACFAS, specializes in this innovative technique aimed at offering patients with a quicker, less traumatic and more successful solution to their problems caused by bunion.

1. Disease Identification

The first step in the process is a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Our podiatrists will examine your foot, take X-rays and inquire about your medical history in order to ascertain how severe your bunion is and what the best treatment alternatives are. The above detailed evaluation confirms that bunion surgery with the least invasive methodology is the best choice for you.

2. Minimally Invasive Bunion Treatments

While performing minimally invasive surgery for bunion, our skilled foot doctors cut a small opening on the foot side to facilitate access to the affected joint without interfering with much of surrounding tissue. Moreover, by using special tools and methods, they set bones right and eliminate deformity. A minimal invasion method brings about reduced effects on the foot as well as faster healing process involving little or no inflammation compared to the traditional type of open treatment.

3. Bunion Surgery Recovery!

One of the most significant advantages of minimally invasive bunion surgery is the accelerated recovery process. Unlike open surgery, which often requires weeks or even months of immobilization and rehabilitation, patients who undergo minimally invasive bunion surgery at Arizona Foot can typically walk on their foot immediately after the procedure, although crutches or a surgical boot may be recommended for a short period. Less trauma to the foot also means that there will be less pain and swelling after surgery, so patients can get back to their usual routine faster.

4. Risks and Complications

While minimally invasive bunion surgery is generally considered safer than open surgery, there are still potential risks and complications associated with any surgical procedure. Our experienced podiatrists at Arizona Foot will discuss these risks with you in detail during your consultation and take every precaution to minimize them.


Dr. Kris Dinucci