Say Goodbye to Bunions With Painless, No-Scar Bunion Surgery

No-Scar Bunion Surgery

If you’re struggling with bunions, you’re all too familiar with the painful problems that can arise from these bony protrusions, where even the pressure of a bedsheet can cause agony. Even on a good day, bunions still limit your footwear, and the threat of pain looms in the very near distance.

While you want relief, you may be hesitant to compound the problem with surgery, and we understand that, which is why we’re pleased to offer PROstep™ minimally invasive surgery for bunions.

Here at Ortho Wellness, under the expert guidance of Dr. Mirylsa Colón-Martínez, we’re always on the lookout for the latest techniques to solve age-old problems. And painful bunions certainly fit the bill, which is why we’re excited about the PROstep surgery. Using this innovative technique, we can help our patients in Boca Raton, Florida, overcome painful bunions with far less pain and scarring than traditional procedures.

A bony, and growing, problem

Bunions come in all shapes and sizes, but most are degenerative, which means they’re likely to get worse — they certainly won’t get better — as the years go on. While bunions start out benignly enough, all too soon the bump grows larger and your big toe starts shifting in toward your other toes, sometimes going over or under your second toe.

As a bunion, medically known as a hallux valgus, continues to grow, you run into more painful problems as it becomes inflamed because of the pressure and friction that even the roomiest shoes can cause.

Whether your bunions have reached that point, or are on the road there, surgery is often the most effective solution.

Better tools

Traditionally, bunion surgery requires a sizable incision (3-5 inches) to allow room for the surgeon to perform procedures such as an osteotomy, which involves cutting or removing your bone. This approach, while effective, can cause significant tissue damage and subsequent scarring, not to mention leaving you more susceptible to infection.

With PROstep, we’re able to perform the same work using only 3- to 5-millimeter percutaneous incisions because we perform the osteotomies with a rotating burr instead of a micro sagittal saw. While these names may sound confusing, the words that should catch your eye are “saw” versus “burr,” which is at the heart of the PROstep technique.

The burr used in this minimally invasive surgery is powered by the PROstep™ Power Box, which allows us to remove and shape the bone without the need for open access.

In addition to the burr, we also use instruments that are specially designed for percutaneous procedures, and Dr. Colón-Martínez has been trained in their use.

Better results

There are many reasons why we chose to train ourselves in the PROstep procedure, with your comfort at the top of the list. The PROstep approach offers many benefits, including:

Surgery on your feet can be tricky, and our goal is to avoid sidelining you from your life. With PROstep, we outfit you with a weight-bearing surgical shoe after the outpatient procedure, which you walk on for approximately six weeks.

While the surgical shoe may not be the most fashionable item in your wardrobe, it does allow you freedom of movement and, in no time at all, you’ll be showing off your new foot (feet), without distracting bunions or surgical scars.

If you’d like to learn more about the exciting PROstep technique for remedying painful bunions, simply give us a call or use the online booking tool on this website to set up an appointment.

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