In order to correct a bunion, a portion of the protruding bone in the foot must be removed and shifted over into its proper straight position. The removed portion of bone will need to be stabilized so that it can properly fuse to the bone of the foot it was removed from.
In order to stabilize the bone, surgical hardware will need to be placed inside the foot. This can include stainless steel plates, wires, screws, and staples. This hardware will hold the bone in place so that it can heal properly. Once the bone is fully healed, the hardware can either be left where it is or removed through an additional surgery.
Bunion expert Dr. Neal Blitz will inform you of the hardware that will need to be used to complete your surgery and will discuss your options for removing the hardware. Contact our office to schedule a consultation for your bunion surgery.