The Doctors: What Are Bunions?
Jessica has been dealing with bunions her entire life and nothing has worked to stop the pain. She said she started feeling immense amounts of pain in her foot when she was around 26-years-old. Around this time she also noticed her toes were curving outward and nodules were beginning to develop on the sides of her feet. Now, by the end of the day, Jessica said her feet hurt so much the only thing she could do is soak them in cold water and try not to move around the house.
Jessica called on the help of The Doctors because she said she is too embarrassed to take her shoes off in front of anyone and she wants the pain from her bunions to go away.
Can they help her?
Dr Ali Khosroabadi: New Bunion Surgery Leaves Minimal Scaring
The Doctors called on the help of Dr. Ali Khrosroabadi, a podiatrist who has been practicing a new way to remove bunions. He explained the old method of removing a bunions requires the doctor to make a five cm incision on the side of foot and then cut the bunion off the bone. After the bunion is removed, the doctor realigns the bone and uses a screw to hold the bone in place. Recovery time for the surgery is around four to six weeks and the scar from the surgery may be there for up to a year later.
Dr. Khosroabadi said this type of surgery will also result in quite a lot of pain for the patient and it will limit their range of motion because the scar is so large.
Instead of performing the old type of bunion surgery on Jessica, he opted to perform his new bunion surgery. This surgery required him to cut a five mm incision on the side of Jessica’s foot and then use a live x-ray to help him cut off the bunion and realign the toes. He said when the surgery is done, the patient can usually walk the next day, they feel very little pain and their range of motion is not limited.
Check out the video below to watch the surgery be performed and to see the difference in Jessica’s scar and the scar of someone who had bunion surgery the old way.