The advantages of minimally invasive surgery to treat bunions

2 de February de 2020

José Manuel San Román Pérez, a specialist in minimally invasive or percutaneous foot surgery and director of the San Román Clinic in Alicante, has highlighted the benefits of minimally invasive surgery as a technique for treating bunions.

Bunions are deformities in the big toe exactly on the outside of the foot, when it deviates begins to deviate towards the second toe. It is a painful condition that evolves gradually and whose development is influenced by different factors, from hereditary to mechanical. Its development can be delayed, but if the condition is severe, surgery is the only solution.

Advantages of minimally invasive surgery

In recent years, minimally invasive surgical techniques have advanced so that the procedure is shorter, with little post-operative discomfort, performed under local anesthesia and with a very fast recovery.

Traditional foot surgery has had a very bad image, requiring long hospital admissions, spinal or general anesthesia, long periods of immobilization with plaster casts and post-operative pain, etc. But advances in surgery and new surgical instruments open new doors to perform minimally invasive surgery with little discomfort and anesthesia that can safely correct the deformity of bunions.



Advanced imaging equipment such as fluoroscopes allows live visualization of percutaneous foot surgery. Likewise, the instruments used in this surgery are differentiated by the use of mini scalpels and a micromotor of low revolutions and high torque that allow the resection of the bunions with minimum trauma or injury to the tissues.

Minimally invasive surgery does not require the use of needles.

Minimally invasive surgery does not require the use of needles, screws or osteosynthesis elements. The patient simply walks out on his or her own feet with a special shoe and without assistance. After one week the bandage and stitches are removed. A new maintenance bandage is applied and changed regularly, which progressively allows the usual daily activity.

Finally, depending on the type of bunion surgery that has been performed, the patient will be discharged from surgery one to four weeks after the first dressing change.

Remember that if you have any foot deformity or pain, you should see a foot specialist or podiatrist. Clínica San Román is a pioneer with more than 35 years of experience in percutaneous or minimally invasive foot surgery.


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Date of publication: 7-02-2018

Date of revision: 2-02-2020


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