Feb 2020 Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates 

SANDAL SEASON IS COMING SOON!

Minimally Invasive Bunion Treatment for Warm Weather Footwear

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The days are getting longer, and our favorite groundhog predicted an early spring. Soon, very soon, millions of women across the country will put their clunky winter boots away in favor of something more breathable and beautiful. Sandal season is coming, yet nothing can keep you from enjoying warm weather footwear like bunions. 

In this article, you will learn about what causes bunions and about a cutting edge, minimally invasive treatment offered by Dr. Green of Seaview Orthopaedics, known as Keyhole Bunion Surgery. Read on to learn how Dr. Green can get your feet beautified for sandal season!

What Causes Bunions? 88% of woman have worn inappropriate shoe wear, and this can cause or accelerate the formation of a bunion. Bunions are a common condition affecting the foot/forefoot. The deformity is usually found in women, but can occur in men as well. There are many causes for bunions —a small percentage of bunions are genetic and tend to occur in adolescents. But, the vast majority are caused by a combination of genetics and environmental factors.  This is the time to get your feet ready for the warm weather shoes you love! Seaview Orthopaedic offers fast appointment scheduling: simply call (732) 660-6200 or visit seaviewortho.com/dr-aron-green to request your consultation today! Don’t wait until it is too late. Click HERE to request an appointment. 



Aron Green, MD, FAAOS, Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Specialty trained in keyhole bunion surgery 10+ years of surgical foot & ankle experience

Signs of Bunions:

  • A bulging bump on the outside of the base of your big toe

  • Swelling, redness or soreness around your big toe joint

  • Corns or calluses, often developing when the first and second toes rub against each other

  • Limited movement of your big toe

A large study done by the American Foot and Ankle Society found that 88% of woman have worn inappropriate shoe wear, and this can cause or accelerate the formation of a bunion. The bunion deformity we’re all familiar with happens because the first metatarsal phalangeal joint (big toe joint) starts to dislocate. Ultimately, if not treated, it will completely dislocate.

What is Bunion Removal Surgery? Originally pioneered in Europe, minimally invasive bunion surgery (or keyhole bunion surgery) allows for faster recovery and less stiffness after surgery. With traditional open bunion surgery, large incisions are used to correct the bunion. Most traditional techniques require the use of screws, plates, and even specialized nails to allow for fixation of the correction. However, Dr. Green’s minimally invasive bunion surgery uses small incisions to correct the bunion, resulting in less scarring, greater range of motion, and faster recovery! Dr. Green was trained in this technique by Drs. Refern and Vernois –pioneers of minimally invasive foot surgery. He has over 10 years of experience performing minimally invasive keyhole surgery.

Benefits of Keyhole Bunion Surgery:

1) Smaller incisions resulting in decreased risk of infection and faster healing

2) Decreased postoperative stiffness in the foot so you start moving sooner

3) Earlier weight bearing on the foot due to lower-grade stiffness

4) Less damage to tissues and minimal external scarring.

If a bulging bump on the outside of your big toe is keeping you from wearing your favorite footwear, or if you're experiencing pain and swelling due to bunions, corns, or calluses, contact Dr. Green to schedule a consultation! This is the time to get your feet ready for the warm weather shoes you love! Seaview Orthopaedic offers fast appointment scheduling: simply call (732) 660-6200 or visit seaviewortho.com/dr-aron-green to request your consultation today!

Call (732) 660-6200 to get ready for Sandal Season! Click HERE to request an appointment. 

Feb 2020 Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates 

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