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What should I expect from bunionette surgery?

 If your bunionette, also known as a tailor’s bunion, is causing daily pain and affecting your mobility, surgery may be recommended. At Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists, you can expect on-site treatment that is tailor made (pun intended) for your feet. This foot deformity affects the joint near the small toe, and surgical intervention is used to remove the section of bone that is protruding due to misalignment. If necessary, the affected bone will be repositioned as well. 

After surgery, you will be given specific aftercare instructions that typically include a period of staying off of the affected foot, protecting it with a boot or surgical shoe, and elevating it. Healing times can range from three weeks to twelve weeks, depending on the procedure that is used. Swelling may remain beyond that.

Surgery, even if it’s on the small toe, isn’t a small matter. It’s important that you trust your feet to the Austin experts in foot surgery—Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS . Find relief today! Schedule an evaluation by calling (512) 328-8900 or visiting us online.

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Dr. Shine John, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatric Physician, Surgeon, Specialist at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists