Minimally Invasive Surgery In Seaford & Millsboro
Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery in Millsboro, DE
We Perform Minimally Invasive Surgery to Treat Foot Problems
Our team specializes in minimally invasive foot surgery. We use this approach to address bunion problems and other problems for patients of all ages. We are committed to providing exceptional care and delivering long-lasting results with every treatment plan. Call us today to learn if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.
What Is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle was the first provider in the state to offer innovative minimally-invasive surgery to treat bunions. This “Big City” option is available to all of our patients in Sussex County, DE and the rest of the Delmarva Peninsula. The technique involves using specialized instruments to correct bones via small incisions. Our doctors utilize x-rays in the operating room to visualize bone cutting, realignment, and bone stabilization using screws. In addition to only requiring minor incisions, our technique causes minimal disruption to soft tissue. As a result, patients can expect a quicker recovery. If needed we can often minimally invasive bunion surgery with other procedures for your foot or ankle.
We Suggest Minimally Invasive Surgery to Remove Bunions
A bunion is a bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe when the bone or tissue moves out of place. As a result, the big toe leans toward the second toe instead of remaining straight. The condition worsens over time, with symptoms that include pain, inflammation, swelling, and restricted movement. We aim to avoid operations whenever possible, however, when surgery is needed minimally invasive surgery might be the best treatment plan to remove bunions. During a consultation, our medical professionals will help you determine if this course of action is right for you.
Signs You May Need Bunion Surgery
Bunions may be caused by inherited foot types or an injury. They can become more painful with ill-fitting shoes. You should seek treatment if your symptoms become difficult to tolerate. If left untreated, bunions can worsen over time and lead to other foot deformities/issues. Signs that you should make an appointment with Southern Delaware Foot and Ankle include:
- A bulging bump at the base of your big toe
- Soreness around your big toe joint
- Corns or calluses where the first and second toes overlap
- Persistent pain
- Restricted movement of the big toe
These symptoms may require a bunion repair surgery (or bunionectomy) which our doctors can provide in a Minimally Invasive manner.
Benefits of Our Innovative Bunion Treatment Option
The goal of many surgeries is to eliminate or reduce your pain and remove the deformity. Our minimally invasive surgery offers exactly that. Bunion operations at Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle have a wide range of benefits. Compared to its traditional counterpart, minimally invasive surgery:
- Requires smaller incisions
- Causes less pain
- Leaves minimal to no scars
- Promises less blood loss
- Has a lower rate of complications
- Requires a shorter hospital stay
What to Expect Following Bunion Surgery
Our doctors will make you aware of everything to expect from your procedure and recovery period. Following bunion surgery, you should be able to resume all normal activities within four to six months. Milestones include:
- Immediately Following Surgery – We will suggest or provide a surgical shoe that allows you to bear your full weight right away.
- After Four to Six Weeks – You may transition to your own footwear and begin easing back into your activities.
- Three Months – You can start running or wearing high heels if you choose.
- Four to Six Months – You may resume most activities and wear all types of shoes.
Why You Should Choose Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle
Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle combines big-city expertise with old-fashioned caring. We have been treating patients in the region for more than two decades, and we have a breadth of knowledge that enables us to treat all foot and ankle problems and injuries. We treat children and adults, and we even offer same-day appointments to address emergencies. Our patients have come to expect a compassionate environment with exceptional care every time.
Contact Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle Today
Bunions are foot problems that get progressively worse over time. They can be addressed early before they begin affecting other parts of your foot through minimally invasive surgery from the doctors at Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle. We have clinics in Seaford and Millsboro, DE to serve you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.