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Posts for tag: Bunion Surgery

By Dr Evan Vieira
June 11, 2019
Category: Bunions
Tags: Bunion Surgery  


Bunions are common, painful and unsightly.  However, many people will ignore the pain and deal with the inconvenience out of fear that surgical correction can be a bad experience.  We have a very high success rate with quick recovery.  Don't believe us, just read our reviews!  

With the use of the latest surgical techniques, removable screws and minimally invasive techniques you literally walk out of the surgery center after your procedure.  You will spend minimal time in a surgical shoe or walking boot and back to shoe gear within a month.  
Our patients experience virtually little to no post-operative pain because of advanced recovery techniques.  If you want to learn more, please schedule a consultation in one of our modern offices today.  We are here to answer your questions and look forward to guiding you through your procedure and recovery.  
By Dr. Shabana Chowdhury
February 21, 2019
Category: Bunions
Tags: Bunion Surgery  


We do all we can to avoid toxins from entering our bodies. We detox, wear natural makeup and we avoid products with harmful additives. So why are we compliant about possible heavy metal poisoning after elective foot surgery? The hardware placed in your bodies after some foot surgeries can lead to metallosis, which is a medical condition involving deposition and build-up of metal debris in the soft tissues of the body. Abrasion of the metal components of screws placed in your foot during a bunion repair may cause immune reactions within your body. Some of the symptoms of metallosis generally include pain around the site of the implant, rash or pseudotumors.

The SafetyFix System is the first FDA cleared device designed to allow for bunion fixation to occur and all metal hardware to be easily removed. The unique shape of the screw allows the realignment of the bunion correction while keeping the head of the screw just below the surface of the skin. When the bones heal, a small incision is made to remove the screw without having to cut through deep layers of previously healed soft tissue and bone. By removing the screw, the risk of short and long term complications and health problems from metal toxicity is greatly reduced because there is no metal or unnatural foreign material left inside your body.

Feel free to contact your local podiatry office to discuss having your bunion repairs with removable screws.

Dr. Evan Vieira answers patients most frequently asked questions regarding Bunion Surgery.

  • Will I have pain after surgery? 
    Generally, patients have little to no pain after bunion surgery. Those that do control it with pain medication and it generally resolves within a week. We also use cooling devices that circulate ice water around your foot and help decrease swelling.
  • Will I have a scar? 
    Yes. There is a small scar associated with bunion surgery. However, our doctors use very precise and cosmetic closure techniques that minimize any scaring, as can be seen in our before and after photos.
  • Can I walk? 
    Most procedures do allow for immediate ambulation in a boot.
  • Can I have surgery on both feet at the same time? 
    We generally advise against this as it severely limits your mobility and increases post surgical risks.
  • Do I have to stay overnight? 
    Bunion surgery is an ambulatory, elective procedure. You have the surgery and are able to go home the same day, Usually, within a matter of hours.
  • How long until I can wear boots again? Heels? 
    Most patients transition to a sneaker around 5-6 weeks after surgery and then boots and heels 8-10 weeks after. It is important to note that if you have limitation of motion before surgery, it will limey remain after. Realistic expectations about shoe gear are imperative to a successful procedure.
  • Will my bunion ever grow back/ re-form after the surgery? 
    It is possible for a deformity to return. However, we minimize this by using stable fixation techniques that are both stable and lasting.
  • Does Insurance cover the cost of the surgery? 
    Most insurances cover the cost of bunion surgery. You can consult with one of our office managers regarding your responsibilities and coverages.

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About the Author: 

Dr. Evan Vieira, DPM, AACFAS joined Associated Podiatrists in 2011, after completeing his residnecy in reconstructive foot surgery at the North Shore Long Islnad Jewish Health System, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Vieira is currently taking new patients in our Huntington office location, and is available for surgical consultation by appointment.

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