Doctor's Answers (1)
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for mild to moderate cases of bunions. But it will depend on other factors as well.
There is a higher recurrence rate for severe bunions if MIS correction is done for them. I would need to examine your feet more thoroughly before I can let you know whether the MIS correction can be done.
Looking at the pictures, the left side is more severe than the right side (moderate). So I would say on first glance, MIS can be either right, or be a KIV MIS, or via a mini-open approach.
MIS bunion correction is not suitable for all patients, but it would definitely be something I would offer my patients if they were suitable for it. MIS feet surgery has many other applications, the pathology of the feet / ankles.
Please let me know if there are any other questions and I would be happy to answer them.
Dr. Sean Ng