Orthopedic Center
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Audio Presentation

Bunion Removal

Foot Surgery


Your Procedure
  Your Body
  Alternatives
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
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Now it's time to talk about the actual procedure your doctor has recommended for you.

On the day of your operation,
On the day of your operation,
you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth
You may receive a sedative by mouth
and an intravenous line may be put in.
and an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
In the operating room, a nurse will begin preparation by clipping or shaving and cleaning your foot.
In the operating room, a nurse will begin preparation by clipping or shaving and cleaning your foot.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - most likely locally - causing your foot to become numb.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - most likely locally - causing your foot to become numb.
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin
...and place a sterile drape around the operative site.
...and place a sterile drape around the operative site.
The surgical team will then make an incision over the bunion and the skin will be pulled back.
The surgical team will then make an incision over the bunion and the skin will be pulled back.
Below the skin is a membrane - or capsule - surrounding the MTP joint that connects the metatarsal bone to the rest of the big toe.
Below the skin is a membrane - or capsule - surrounding the MTP joint that connects the metatarsal bone to the rest of the big toe.
Another incision is made, opening the capsule and exposing the bone.
Another incision is made, opening the capsule and exposing the bone.
Your doctor will then cut or file away the bony and fibrous outgrowth at the joint.
Your doctor will then cut or file away the bony and fibrous outgrowth at the joint.
After the bunion has been reduced,
After the bunion has been reduced,
...the surgical team will close the MTP joint capsule with stitches
...the surgical team will close the MTP joint capsule with stitches
...and the outer layer of the skin will be sutured closed as well.
...and the outer layer of the skin will be sutured closed as well.
Finally, a sterile dressing is applied.
Finally, a sterile dressing is applied.

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