Dr. Coscino is proud of his 25 years experience with successful bunion surgery outcomes. Surgical treatment for the vast majority of bunion patients allows for ambulation with a surgical shoe, without crutches or a cast, on day one. In addition, a cosmetically-placed incision insures little to no visible scar after surgery, and, surprisingly, far less post-operative discomfort than is typically expected. All of this adds up to an experience that can be a pleasant surprise resulting in happy, satisfied patients.
A bunion is the enlargement of bone and soft tissue around the joint at the base of the big toe. This causes the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, resulting in excessive width to the foot, poor shoe fit, and abnormal wear to the joint surfaces. Additionally, the big toe often angles toward the other toes, causing contracture and distortion to additional toes (hammertoes). Although bunions are generally hereditary, they may erupt because of shoes that are too narrow in the forefoot and toe. Conservative as well as surgical treatment options are available.