What is the pain level and downtime for minimally invasive bunion surgery?Orthopaedic Surgery
What is the pain level, downtime and recovery time for minimally invasive bunion surgery? I’m allergic to painkillers like aspirin, ponstan, septrin, panadol.
If MIS surgery is done, the benefits would include less pain, less bleeding and less risk of infection.
The hospital stay is also shorter. It has as good a result as traditional open surgery (published results in international journals just last year).
Pain is definitely less than traditional open surgery, and I have had patients who even do not complain of any pain at all.
Patients would be able to weight bear the same day after surgery, in a special post-operative surgical sandal. So they would be able to ambulate straight away. There is no need for any casting/ plaster of Paris.