Bunion surgery in Yeditepe

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Yeditepe, Turkey performing Bunion surgery.
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A modern hospital which was opened in 2005, with a wide array of medical services, and a special department for international patients.
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Prof. Faik Altintas
Prof. Faik Altintas
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About Bunion surgery

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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.

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