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About Bunion Surgery

Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery is a surgical procedure performed to re-align a deformed joint which has formed in the foot. A bunion is a deformity of the big toe which causes the bone and tissue located around the joint to become misaligned and to stick out.

The cause of bunions is still widely disputed, however, it is believed that a bunion forms as a result of wearing tight shoes which apply pressure onto the toe and side of the foot. They may also be caused by arthritis or be a result of a genetic predisposition. Once a bunion has formed, it can cause pain and discomfort when wearing shoes and the skin may become irritated.

Bunion surgery is recommended for patients with a bunion or bunions which are causing pain or embarrassment and have not responded to non-surgical treatment.

Most commonly, bunion surgery involves operating on the largest joint of the foot, where the big toe joins with the ball of the foot. The procedure involves removing soft tissue and realigning the joint and bone to relieve pain, remove swelling and restore normal alignment and movement to the foot's joint.

Recommended for
  • Painful bunions

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 . Overnight stay not required.
Average length of stay abroad
2 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
Bunion Surgery

A bunion is a deformity of the big toe whereby a bump forms on the bone and causes pain and discomfort.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 . Overnight stay not required.
Average length of stay abroad 2 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 .

Overnight stay not required.

Average length of stay abroad 2 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Bunion Surgery
A bunion is a deformity of the big toe whereby a bump forms on the bone and causes pain and discomfort.

Compare Bunion Surgery prices around the world

United States $ 7,184
Thailand $ 4,606
India $ 3,000
Croatia $ 1,976
Poland $ 1,832
Spain $ 1,738
Mexico $ 1,308
Tunisia $ 1,159
Hungary $ 869

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Bunion Surgery clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

120000

Patients who used MEDIGO

1000

Clinics across 35 countries

220

Countries represented by MEDIGO patients

20

Languages spoken at MEDIGO

Before Bunion Surgery abroad

Before surgery, the doctor will check the overall health of the patient, to ensure they are healthy enough to undergo surgery.

An X-ray of the lungs is usually taken, as well as cardiogram performed to check heart function. Urine and blood samples may also be taken. Once cleared for surgery, the doctor will advise to refrain from taking any blood thinning medications for the two weeks leading up to surgery.

How is it performed

The patient is usually administered with a local anesthetic in the foot and some patients may also be given sedation. There are a number of surgical options for bunion removal. The surgery involves making an incision along the bunion.

An osteotomy procedure involves the surgeon cutting open the big toe joint and realigning it to a normal position.

An exostectomy procedure is the removal of the bunion from the joint without aligning it.

Alternatively, an arthrodesis procedure is where the surgeon replaces the damaged joint with screws or metal plates to correct the deformity.

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic.

Procedure duration

The Bunion Surgery takes 30 to 60 minutes.

Bunion Surgery
The soft tissue is removed and the bone is realigned.

What to expect after Bunion Surgery

Post procedure care

Patients are usually required to wear a surgical boot for the initial two weeks after surgery.

Possible discomfort

Discomfort and swelling in the lower leg, that continues for several weeks after surgery is to be expected.

Important things to know about Bunion Surgery

Success rates

90% of sufferers report a full recovery without complications.

Potential risks
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Blood vessel or nerve damage
  • Infection
  • Stiffness
  • Recurrence

Compare Bunion Surgery prices around the world

United States $ 7,184
Thailand $ 4,606
India $ 3,000
Croatia $ 1,976
Poland $ 1,832
Spain $ 1,738
Mexico $ 1,308
Tunisia $ 1,159
Hungary $ 869

Source: Medigo prices

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We can help you find the treatment that you need

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Care Team Manager

104 clinics on MEDIGO offer Bunion Surgery

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

84

$ 4,055

Dr. Rose Private Hospital

Budapest, Hungary

80

$ 3,186

Hospital Hispano Americano

Mexicali, Mexico

85

$ 5,500

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104 clinics on MEDIGO offer Bunion Surgery

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

84

$ 4,055

Dr. Rose Private Hospital

Budapest, Hungary

80

$ 3,186

Hospital Hispano Americano

Mexicali, Mexico

85

$ 5,500

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