Revision Bunion Surgery

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Revision Bunion Surgery: Reasons Of A Failed Bunion Repair Or Surgery

Most bunions can be treated without the need of an operation, but sometimes surgical procedures are imperative to relieve pain and deformity. A majority of patients are satisfied with their outcome after bunion surgery. Recurrence of a bunion is always possible even in the most professional hands, but not particularly likely. Unfortunately, in some cases bunion repairs fail and the bunion resurfaces that is not essentially a complication. Bunions usually recur in a timeframe of several years rather than a few months, owing to:

  • Medical Conditions Or Non-Healing Of The Bone
  • Not Heeding Post-Operative Instructions With Respect To Routine Activities
  • Failure In Quitting Smoking Habit
  • Inadequate Surgical Procedure For Complete Correction

Revision Bunion Surgery: Scope Of Corrective Surgery Against A Failed One

The aim of correcting a failed bunion repair through revision surgery is to relieve pain and eliminate deformity of the big toe remaining after failed surgery. Sometimes arthritis develops at a later stage after bunion surgery. This may require a different procedural approach than the former one. Nevertheless, it is important to figure out the underlying factors behind the failed first surgery to ward off another failed attempt. Since the first stint of the surgery did not suit best the severity and extent of the particular bunion it stands essential to have the surgical process tailored by your surgeon for your specific bunion(s).

Revision Bunion Surgery: Signs & Indications Of A Failed Surgery

A failed bunion surgery may be characterized by any of the following conditions occurring in the postoperative phase:

  • Return Of Bunion
  • Malunion Or Nonunion
  • New Structural Big Toe Problem (Hallux Varus)
  • Severe Stiffness Of Big Toe Joint
  • Excessively Short Big Toe
  • Arthritis Of Big Toe Joint (Hallux Rigidus)
  • Pain With Varying Degree

Revision Bunion Surgery: Outline Of The Procedure

Since the 2nd surgical attempt at rectifying the initial failure may be predisposed to complications, it usually consumes a greater time in being performed. Incisions are usually made around the big toe and by the arch of the foot. Keeping off the foot may be required to yield a fruitful effort. Special instructions from your orthopedic specialist may include wrapping, protection with boots or braces, and limited activity.

Revision Bunion Surgery: Procedures Addressing The Recurrent Bunion Issues

Depending upon the condition arising out of a failed first surgery, various procedures have been developed and put into practice while performing a revision bunion surgery. Let’s take a look at these serially.

  • Addressing The Malunions arising out of early walking & plastic deformation
  • Remediating The Nonunions caused primarily due to smoking
  • Managing Hallux Varus produced by muscle imbalance due to improper bone alignment
  • Compensating An Excessively Short Big Toe resulting from osteotomies & mid-foot fusion procedures
  • Removing The Big Toe Joint Stiffness caused due to scar tissue formation owing to usage of cast & crutches
  • Treating Hallux Rigidus occurring due to infection, avascular necrosis & wrong positioning of the bone that cause joint cartilage degeneration

Revision Bunion Surgery: The Post-surgical Stage

The post-operation phase features the following characteristics:

  • Time For Recovery is almost identical to the former failed attempt
  • Wearing A Brace Or Shoe would be recommended by your podiatrist
  • Avoiding Weight Bearing either partially or completely is essential
  • Removal Of Sutures occurs at least 2 weeks after the revision surgery

Revision Bunion Surgery: Potential Complications Involved

The revision surgery of a recurring bunion may be plagued with the under-stated complications:

  • Bacterial Infection
  • Dosage Of Anesthesia
  • Damage To Nerves & Blood vessels
  • Undue Bleeding
  • Formation Of Blood Clots
  • Irritation In Another Part Of The Foot
  • Prolonged Swelling
  • Delayed Healing Process
  • Hardware Insertions Turning Pestering

Revision Bunion Surgery: Time To Avoid It

Under certain limiting factors the revision surgical procedure is advised to be best avoided, as mentioned beneath:

  • Poor Blood Circulation
  • Certain Nerve Conditions
  • Painless & Nonirritating Bunion(s)
  • Surgery Aimed At Cosmetic Improvement
  • Noncompliant Patient In The Post-surgical Stage