Dr Buckley performs several surgical techniques to treat painful Tailor’s bunions. The most simple technique involves ostectomy, simply removing the bump. More complex or severe deformities may require an osteotomy procedure that involves cutting and repositioning of the bone to correct the deformity. In both instances, the surgery is generally performed on a day surgery basis. The recovery after tailor’s bunion surgery with Dr Buckley varies according to which technique is performed. For the simple bump removal technique patients may be back in normal shoes and doing normal activities within 3 weeks of surgery. For the more involved osteotomy procedures, Dr Buckley recommends that patients take care of their foot to ensure good healing of the bone for at least 6 weeks following surgery. During this time Dr. Buckley prefers to review his patients several times to ensure that their recovery is proceeding satisfactorily.
Indications for tailor’s bunion surgery
- Pain or callus at the 5th metatarsophalangeal toe joint
- Difficulty fitting into shoes
- Failure of conservative care e.g. padding, splints and changing shoes
Aims of tailor’s bunion surgery
- Relieve pain/callus associated with the condition Correct the malalignment of the joint
- Allow a return to normal shoes
To book a consultation with Dr Ned Buckley regarding Tailor’s Bunion Surgery, please contact our clinic on 9481 8194 or use our online booking system for an instant appointment.