Mr Anthony Perera, consultant orthopaedic durgeon at Spire Cardiff Hospital, is one of just a handful of surgeons across the UK who provide minimally invasive surgery for bunions.
One advantage of having keyhole big toe bunion or arthritis surgery rather than traditional ‘open’ technique is, small incisions that heal extremely well and are barely visible with excellent cosmetic appearances, in fact they are so small they don’t even require any stitches.
With the keyhole arthritis procedure you should be able to walk immediately after surgery, wear normal shoes after two to three weeks and aim to be back in heels and sports over the next six to eight weeks.
With the keyhole bunion procedure you will be able to walk in a protective shoe immediately after surgery and rehabilitation of the joint starts on day one, there are no braces or plaster casts. You will be back in to flat shoes at six weeks and aim to be back in heels over the next couple of months.
In my experience the swelling and movement improve more quickly than the traditional open approach and audits have shown that there is less post-operative pain.
For more information or to arrange a consultation with Mr Anthony Perera call 029 2073 1112.