Bunion surgery in Europe

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Europe performing Bunion surgery.
Rudolfinerhaus Hospital Contact Rudolfinerhaus Hospital
Private Hospital, Austria
The largest private hospital in Vienna, offering quality medical services in an atmosphere of a luxury hotel. Rudolfinerhaus is affiliated with thousands of doctors, and patients can choose their doctors, or even bring their own physicians.
Prices
Bunion surgeryupon request
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Prof. Roland Oppolzer
Orthopaedics
Mediterranean Health Care Contact Mediterranean Health Care
Medical Facilitator, Spain
Mediterranean Health Care facilitates and manages the booking and treatment procedure for patients across a group of eight private medical centers in Alicante, Spain.
Prices
Bunion surgeryupon request
International Hospital Contact International Hospital
Private Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited, multi-specialty medical center which is a part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group. The hospital provides medical care in virtually all medical specialties. International patients are catered for through the Acibadem International Patients Center.
Prices
Bunion surgeryupon request
Anadolu Medical Center Contact Anadolu Medical Center
Private Hospital, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.
Prices
Bunion surgeryupon request
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Prof. Ahmet Kıral
Prof. Ahmet Kıral
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Arthroplasty
Xanit Hospital Internacional Contact Xanit Hospital Internacional
Private Hospital, Spain
Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.
Prices
Bunion surgeryupon request
Hygeia Hospital Contact Hygeia Hospital
Hygeia Hospital, Greece
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.
Prices
Bunion surgeryupon request
Euromedic Healthcare Contact Euromedic Healthcare
Medical Travel Guide, Germany
A specialist medical travel agency based in Germany, and works with hospitals in Germany, Israel, Bulgaria and Turkey. The EuroMedic staff is multilingual, and their service covers all aspects of medical travel, from getting price quotes, to admission and recovery.
Prices
Bunion surgeryupon request
Medical Travel Global Contact Medical Travel Global
Medical Tourism Facilitator, Turkey
A facilitator for patients going to Turkey for medical treatment, affiliated with medical centers in Istanbul, and offering full supporting services to patients, including travel arrangements, transportation and a personal escort.
Prices
Bunion surgeryupon request
Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital Contact Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital
Private Hospital, Spain
A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.
Prices
Bunion surgeryupon request
HM Hospitales Contact HM Hospitales
Hospital Group, Spain
HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.
Prices
Bunion surgeryupon request
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About Bunion surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Bunion Surgery?
Bunion surgery is a surgical procedure to remove painful deformed bones known as bunions from the foot and big toe. Bunion surgery is performed when other non-surgical treatments are unsuccessful.

How is Bunion Surgery Performed?
  • An incision is made on the toe joint and bones.
  • The deformed bones and joint are then repaired using screws, pins, and plates to fix the bones in place.
  • The following repairs may be performed during a bunion surgery:
    • Shortening or elongating certain ligaments and tendons
    • Arthrodesis, which is the removal of the damaged portion of the joint and holding the joint together using screws, wires and plates.
    • Exostectomy or bunionectomy, which is the removal of the bulging bone of the foot know as the metatarsal head.
    • Realignment of ligaments around the joint of the big toe
    • Metatarsal osteotomy, which is the removal of the small bone wedge from the foot
    • Phalangeal osteotomy, which is the removal of the small bone wedge from the toe
    • Resection arthroplasty that involves reshaping of the big toe and metatarsal bones at the metatarsophalangeal joint
    • Lapidus procedure, which is the fusion of the metatarsal bone and mid-foot joint
    • Insertion of implants on joints

How to Prepare for Bunion Surgery?
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking with or without a prescription. These may include supplements or herbs or drugs.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has any ailments or medical conditions.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has been drinking more than 2 drinks of alcohol per day.
  • The patient must stop smoking to ensure a quick recovery.
  • The patient may be required to learn some exercises from a physical therapist before the surgery. The patient may also need to learn how to use crutches.


Duration of procedure/surgery:
1 to 2 hours

Days admitted:
Bunion surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia:
Local Anesthesia

Recovery:
- The stitches will be removed after 1 to 3 weeks.
- Pins protruding from the foot will be taken out in 4 to 6 weeks.
- The patient may take 5 to 6 weeks to recover.
- Light activities can be resumed in 6 to 8 weeks.
- It may take a year for the foot to completely heal. This depends on how much tissue and bone is affected.

Risks:
- Infection
- Bleeding
- Blood clotting
- Reappearance of the bunion
- Loss of sensation, tingling or burning sensation in the toe due the nerve damages
- Shortening of the big toe
- Stiffness at the joint of the big toe
- Swelling and pain
- Arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- Formation of a callus on the foot soles
- Allergic reaction to medication
- Breathing difficulty

After care:
- The foot should be covered and the stitches should be kept dry while the patient is showering or bathing.
- The patient may be required to wear walking casts and special shoes after the surgery for 5 to 8 weeks.
- The patient should not put weight on the foot for 6 to 8 weeks.
- The doctor will inform the patient about the amount of weight the foot should bear during recovery.