A new surgical technique to remove Hallux Valgus bunions and restore pretty feet
As well as causing pain and discomfort, Hallux Valgus ( bunions ), can be very unsightly and prevent sufferers from wearing open sandals due to feeling self conscious. Horror stories about operations followed by long months of healing, including non-weight-bearing periods, joint loss, cartilage wear and terrible pain also put patients off seeking treatment, but this is no longer the case.
Internationally renowned Orthopaedic Surgeons and Medical Directors of the European Foot Institute Mr Dieter F.O. Nollau MD and Mr Dirk Nowak MD are specialists in foot and ankle surgery, and their techniques obtain a functional and aesthetically perfect result. Dr Nowak uses an exciting new method, which treats patients very carefully and restores the aesthetic appearance of the foot by handling this bilateral operation through virtually unnoticeable micro-incisions.
The micro-invasive operation requires no wide incision, and reconstructs the beauty of a normal foot by making a sculptural 3-D shift of the deviated metatarsal bone and big toe. At the same time this “rebuilding” improves the function dramatically. The operation is performed as an outpatient procedure under surgical conditions. It allows immediate full weight-bearing with the operated feet protected by wearing special support sandals. Assuming an optimal healing process, it is possible to slip back into one’s desired shoes, even high heels, after just two months.