New bunion surgery could cut recovery time in half

New York Post—October 9, 2017

New York Post reported on a new surgical technique for bunions, which involves making a small incision in the foot and then shaving the bone.

The article reported that this procedure was approved in the past, but then abandoned after technical errors caused bones not to heal.

Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle service at HSS, recommended that patients should seek nonsurgical options for recovery, such as a prescription orthotic or physical therapy, as well as getting second and third opinions before going under the knife.

"Patients should always be aware that any invasive surgery on the foot — no matter how minimal — presents risks of infection and other complications such as pain and decreased mobility," said Dr. Positano.

Read the full article at nypost.com. This article was featured in the October 10, 2017 print issue.

 

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