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Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Suffering from a bunion deformity but avoiding surgery for fear of a slow, painful recovery and scarring? Dr. Sealey of OrthoConnecticut is here to help.

Conveniently located in Danbury, CT and Southbury, CT

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“I had a horrible bunion problem on my left foot for over 40 years, it was very painful and also it made feel so sad. It was also oversized and ugly. I had surgery done with Dr. Sealey five years ago and I can’t thank him enough, he is a wonderful doctor. Today I look on my foot and I can’t believe that it is the same foot without the ugly painful bunion, He is the best 👏👏” — Faridi K.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Quicker recovery
  • Smaller incisions
  • Reduced stiffness when healing
  • Minimal scarring
  • Lower risk of infection

Randolph Sealey, M.D.

Randolph Sealey, M.D.
Foot & Ankle Specialist | Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Sealey is the sole fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle specialist in Danbury, with expertise in MIS Bunion correction and ankle reconstructive surgery. Honored with the Roger A. Mann Award in 2008, his extensive training encompasses various cases, from simple hammer toe correction to complex tendon and deformity correction. Specializing in revision procedures and arthritic joint care, he's a referral resource for complex foot and ankle trauma. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Sealey offers personalized orthopedic care to all patients.

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Hear from our satisfied patients!

It was so surprising, I had always been told it would be excruciating pain, but I refer to it as discomfort. I never had more than a 3 (on a pain scale of 1-10). Tylenol was all I needed, and I couldn't be happier, so why wait?! Let's do the other one!


Frequently Asked Questions:

MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) for bunions involves smaller incisions, specialized instruments, and advanced techniques compared to traditional surgery. Traditional procedures typically require larger incisions and more extensive soft tissue dissection. MIS aims to correct the bunion deformity with minimal disruption to surrounding tissues, resulting in reduced post-operative pain, faster recovery, and smaller scars. This approach often involves realigning bones through small osteotomies (bone cuts) and stabilizing them with screws or other fixation devices.

Determining suitability for MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) for bunion correction involves several factors. Generally, suitable candidates have mild to moderate bunion deformities without significant joint damage or arthritis. Ideal candidates also have good overall foot health and are in relatively good physical condition. A thorough evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is essential to assess factors such as the degree of deformity, joint flexibility, bone quality, and any underlying medical conditions. Additionally, the surgeon will consider the patient's expectations, lifestyle, and ability to comply with post-operative instructions. Ultimately, the decision on candidacy for MIS bunion surgery is made on a case-by-case basis, taking into account various factors and the individual's specific needs and circumstances.

Choosing Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) for bunion correction offers several potential benefits compared to traditional surgery. These include smaller incisions, reduced soft tissue damage, and less disruption to surrounding structures. As a result, patients may experience decreased postoperative pain, faster recovery times, and smaller scars. MIS techniques aim to preserve joint function and stability while effectively correcting the bunion deformity, leading to improved long-term outcomes. Additionally, the minimally invasive approach may reduce the risk of complications such as infection, nerve damage, and delayed healing. However, the suitability of MIS for each individual depends on factors such as the severity of the bunion deformity, overall foot health, and the surgeon's expertise.

The recovery process after Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) for bunion correction typically involves wearing a special shoe or boot for several weeks to protect the foot and promote healing. Patients may experience mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, and bruising initially, which gradually improves over time. Weight-bearing and activity levels are gradually increased under the guidance of the surgeon or physical therapist. While the recovery time varies depending on individual factors and the extent of the surgery, most patients can expect to return to normal activities within a few weeks to a few months. Physical therapy exercises may be recommended to improve strength, flexibility, and mobility in the foot. Following post-operative instructions, attending follow-up appointments, and adhering to rehabilitation protocols are essential for a successful recovery after MIS bunion surgery.

While Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) for bunion correction offers numerous benefits, there are potential risks and complications to be aware of. These may include infection, nerve damage, delayed healing, recurrence of the bunion deformity, and incomplete correction. Additionally, there is a possibility of discomfort, swelling, and stiffness in the operated foot during the recovery period. It's crucial to follow post-operative instructions carefully, including keeping the foot elevated, wearing supportive footwear, and attending follow-up appointments. While complications are relatively rare, discussing concerns and questions with the orthopedic surgeon beforehand can help mitigate risks and ensure the best possible outcome.

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“I feel great! There's no more pain in my right foot like there used to be. Occasionally, I might have some aches, but I attribute that to getting older. The swelling I initially had has gone down, and my foot looks a lot better now. I'm on my feet a lot professionally and can do that without any issues now.”

Why Choose OrthoConnecticut for Your Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Needs?

Expertise

Our experienced orthopedic surgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating various foot and ankle conditions, staying at the forefront of medical advancements.

State-of-the-Art Foot and Ankle Treatments

Our foot and ankle surgeons specialize in treating trauma, sports injuries, arthritis, and common and rare deformities, and are highly experienced in ankle replacement, general orthopedics, and reconstructive surgery techniques.

Personalized Evaluation

We perform thorough evaluations to pinpoint your foot and ankle pain's root cause, tailoring treatment to your needs.

Advanced Treatments

From non-surgical options like physical therapy to minimally invasive surgeries, we offer comprehensive solutions for pain relief and enhanced mobility.

Patient-Centered Care

Your comfort matters most. Our patient-focused approach ensures your well-being throughout recovery.

Convenience

Our multiple locations make accessing expert foot & ankle orthopedic care effortless, ensuring treatment is within your reach.

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Start your journey towards living pain-free with OrthoConnecticut. Contact us today to consult with our foot & ankle orthopedic specialists. Let us be your partner in foot & ankle health and wellness.

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