Bunion Surgery: Before & After Pictures

In this video we discuss the different types of bunion surgery.

 

Our state-of-the-art surgical treatment techniques, several that we helped develop, allow most bunion patients to immediately place weight on the foot while wearing a comfortable walking boot. Pain control is an essential part of our approach and most patients report minimal to no need for pain medication.

 

Our bunion specialists are among the few very in the country that are expertly trained in all 44 variations of bunion surgery.

 

With the highest success rates in the country, our patients experience a safer, shorter, and significantly less painful recovery.

 

  • Bunion Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy and Osteotomy Tailors Bunionectomy

    "After" picture taken immediately following surgery. Note the bunion and bunionette (Tailor’s bunion) in the before picture. The prominences have been corrected and the great toe joint and 5th toe joint are now aligned.

  • Bunion with Crossover Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion with Crossover After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction and Plantar Plate Repair

    Bunion and hammertoe deformity correction, with drifting of the 1st and 2nd toes towards each other. Both toes are now realigned behind their respective joints, with removal of the prominence at the great toe joint. "After picture" taken six weeks after surgery.

  • Lapidus Bunionectomy Surgery Before Picture, Univeristy Foot and Ankle Institute
    Lapidus Bunionectomy Surgery After Picture, Univeristy Foot and Ankle Institute

    Lapidus Bunionectomy Surgery

    "After picture" taken at first post-op visit.

  • Osteotomy Bunion Surgery Before Picture
    Osteotomy Bunion Surgery After Picture

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy Surgery

    "After picture" taken six weeks post-surgery.

  • Bunion Osteotomy Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion Osteotomy After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunion Surgery

    Note that the great toe in the before picture is elevated and contracted with a malaligned joint. The joint has been corrected through a bone cut and realignment. "After" picture taken six weeks after surgery.

  • Bunion Correction with Lapidus Procedure Before Picture, University Foot and Ankle Institue
    Bunion Correction with Lapidus Procedure After Picture, University Foot and Ankle Institue

    Bunion Correction with Lapidus Procedure

    "After" picture taken 6 weeks following surgery.

  • Bunion Before Surgery ,  Lapidus Bunionectomy - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion After Surgery, Lapidus Bunionectomy - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Lapidus Bunion Surgery

    Through bunion surgery, the prominence of the joint has been removed and great toe joint is now realigned. "After picture" taken eight weeks after surgery.

  • Bunion and Tailors Bunion Surgery Before Picture, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion and Tailors Bunion Surgery After  Picture, University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy and Osteotomy Tailors Bunionectomy

    Note in the after picture taken immediately after surgery, the great toe joint and 5th metatarsal toe joint are now aligned.

  • Lapidus Bunionectomy Surgery Before Picture, UFAI
    Lapidus Bunionectomy Immediately After Surgery Picture, UFAI

    Lapidus Bunionectomy

    "After picture" taken immediately following surgery.

  • Osteotomy Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction and Plantar Plate Repair Before Picture
    Osteotomy Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction and Plantar Plate Repair After Picture

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction and Plantar Plate Repair

    "After picture" taken immediately following surgery.

  • Osteotomy Bunionectomy and Plantar Plate Repair Before Surgery Picture
    Osteotomy Bunionectomy and Plantar Plate Repair After Surgery Picture

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy and Plantar Plate Repair

    "After picture" taken immediately after surgery.

  • Osteotomy Bunionectomy and Osteotomy Tailors Bunionectomy Before Picture
    Osteotomy Bunionectomy and Osteotomy Tailors Bunionectomy After Surgery Picture

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy and Osteotomy Tailors Bunionectomy

    "After picture" taken immediately after surgery. Note the prominence of the big toe joint and 5th metatarsal joint in the before picture. Through surgery, both joints have been aligned.

  • Lapidus Bunion Pciture Before Surgery, UFAI
    Lapidus Bunion Pciture Six Weeks After  Surgery, UFAI

    Lapidus Bunion Surgery

    "After picture" taken six weeks following surgery.

  • Bunion Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Lapidus Bunionectomy

    The malalignment of the great toe joint has been realigned and prominence has been removed. "After picture" taken six weeks after surgery.

  • Bunion Osteotomy Surgery Before Picture - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion Osteotomy Surgery After Picture  - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Bunion Surgery (Osteotomy Bunionectomy)

    The prominence of the great toe joint has been removed realigning it back to a normal position "After" picture taken six weeks after surgery.

  • Bunion, Lapidus Bunionectomy Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion, Lapidus Bunionectomy After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Bunion Surgery (Lapidus Bunionectomy)

    The first metatarsal is realigned into its natural position, removing the prominence of the joint. "After picture" taken six weeks after surgery.

  • Osteotomy Bunion Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Osteotomy Bunion After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunion Surgery

    The great toe joint is now realigned, removing  the enlargement at the base of the big toe. "After picture" taken six weeks after surgery.

  • Bunion with Hammertoe Before Surgery Picture- University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion with Hammertoe After Surgery  Picture - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Bunion with Hammertoe

    The great toe joint is now realigned and there is no longer an enlargement of the joint "After picture" taken two months after surgery.

  • Lapidus Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction, Osteotomy Tailors Bunion Surgery Before Picture
    Lapidus Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction, Osteotomy Tailors Bunion Surgery After Picture

    Lapidus Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction, Osteotomy Tailors Bunion Surgery

    Note prominence of the joint has been removed and great toe joint is now realigned. "After picture" taken eight weeks after surgery.

  • Bunion Surgery Before Picture, UFAI, Lapidus Bunionectomy
    Bunion Surgery After Picture, UFAI, Lapidus Bunionectomy

    Lapidus Bunionectomy

    The great toe in the before picture is elevated and contracted with amalaligned joint. Through bunion surgery, the joint has been corrected and realignment. "After picture" taken ten weeks after surgery.

  • Bunion Surgery Before Picture, University Foot and Ankle Insitute, Lapidus Bunionecotmy Procedure
    Bunion Surgery After Picture, University Foot and Ankle Insitute, Lapidus Bunionecotmy Procedure

    Lapidus Bunion Surgery

    The prominence of the joint has been removed and the great toe joint is now realigned. "After picture" taken two months after surgery.

  • Bunion Revision Surgery Before Picture, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion Revision Surgery After Picture, University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Revision of Failed Previous Bunion Surgery

    This revision surgery included bunion revision, hammertoe correction and 2nd metatarsal osteotomy.  "After" picture was taken immediately following surgery.

  • Osteotomy Bunion Surgery Before
    Osteotomy Bunion Surgery Six Weeks After

    Osteotomy Bunion Surgery

    "After picture" taken six weeks post surgery.

  • Revision hallux Varus Before Picture, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Revision Hallux Varus After Picture, University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Revision Hallux Varus Correction

    Through hallux varus revision surgery, the great toe joint has been been realigned "After picture" taken six weeks following surgery.

  • Lapidus Bunionectomy, Hammertoe 5th Intermediate Before Surgery, Univeristy Foot and Ankle Institute
    Lapidus Bunionectomy, Hammertoe 5th Intermediate After Surgery, Univeristy Foot and Ankle Institute

    Lapidus Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction 5th Intermediate

    "After" picture taken 4 weeks following the procedures.

  • Lapidus Bunionectomy Surgery Before Picture
    Lapidus Bunionectomy Surgery After Picture

    Lapidus Bunionectomy Surgery

    Lapidus Bunionectomy with play fixation allows for immediate weight bearing following surgery.

  • Bunion Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute, Osteotomy Bunionectomy
    Bunion After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute, Osteotomy Bunionectomy

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy

    Note prominence of the joint has been removed and great toe joint is now realigned. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th toes have all been straightened and realigned as well. "After picture" taken two months after surgery.

  • Lapidus Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction, Tailors Bunion Surgery Before Picture
    Lapidus Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction, Tailors Bunion Surgery After Picture

    Lapidus Bunionectomy, Hammertoe Correction, Osteotomy Tailors Bunion Surgery

    The lapidus procedure has eliminated the looseness in the toe joint and realigned the great toe.

  • Medium Bunion Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Osteotomy Bunion After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy

    In this procedure (also known as an "Austin Bunionectomy), a cut in the bone was made, and the bone was shifted to realign the joint. A screw was placed to hold this new alignment in place. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint.

  • Austin Bunionectomy with Akin Procedure Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Austin Bunionectomy with Akin Procedure After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Austin Bunionectomy with Akin Procedure

    In the Austin procedure, a cut in the bone was made, and the bone was shifted to realign the joint. A screw was placed to hold this new alignment in place. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint. The Akin procedure involves making a bone cut in the toe bone and is used if there is a drift of the great toe towards the 2nd toe.

  • Head Osteotomy Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Head Osteotomy After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy

    In this Austin bunionectomy procedure, a cut in the bone was made, and the bone was shifted to realign the joint. A screw was placed to hold this new alignment in place. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint.

  • Lapidus Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Lapidus After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Lapidus Bunionectomy

    In this Lapidus procedure, the joint behind the great toe joint, the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint, is fused together with the bunion in a more corrected position. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint. 2 screws were used to fixate the bones together and facilitate it towards fusion.

  • Lapidus Bunionectomy with Weil Procedure Before Surgery - Univeristy Foot and Ankle Institute
    Lapidus Bunionectomy with Weil Procedure After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Lapidus Bunionectomy with Weil Procedure

    In this combined procedure, the joint behind the great toe joint, the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint, is fused together with the bunion in a more corrected position. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint. 2 screws were used to fixate the bones together and facilitate it towards fusion. In the Weil procedure, the 2nd metatarsal is shortened using a bone cut and fixed with a screw. Often, patients with a long 2nd metatarsal and a bunion will have pain underneath the ball of the foot. This procedure, in conjunction of correcting the bunion, helps to alleviate this pain.

  • Lapidus Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Lapidus After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Lapidus Bunionectomy

    In this Lapidus procedure, the joint behind the great toe joint, the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint, is fused together with the bunion in a more corrected position. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint. 2 screws were used to fixate the bones together and facilitate it towards fusion.

  • Small Bunion Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Small Bunion After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy

    In this Austin bunionectomy procedure, a cut in the bone was made, and the bone was shifted to realign the joint. A screw was placed to hold this new alignment in place. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint

  • Tightrope Procedure and Osteotomy Tailors Bunion Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institut
    Tightrope Procedure and Osteotomy Tailors Bunion Surgery After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle I

    Tightrope Procedure and Osteotomy Tailors Bunion Surgery

    In this procedure, the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones are brought together with strong suture material that is attached to a button. Notice the improvement in the alignment of the great toe joint. A tailor’s bunion correction was also performed on this patient.

  • Austin Bunionectomy Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Austin Bunionectomy After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Austin Bunionectomy

    In this procedure, a cut in the bone was made, and the bone was shifted to realign the joint. A screw was placed to hold this new alignment in place. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint.

  • Bunion Before Surgery, Lapidus Bunionectomy - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion After Surgery, Lapidus Bunionectomy  - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Lapidus Bunionectomy

    In this procedure, the joint behind the great toe joint, the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint, is fused together with the bunion in a more corrected position. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint. 2 screws were used to fixate the bones together and facilitate it towards fusion.

  • Bunion Before Surgery - Osteotomy Bunionectomy - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion After Surgery - Osteotomy Bunionectomy - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy

    In this Austin Bunionectomy, a cut in the bone was made, and the bone was shifted to realign the joint. A screw was placed to hold this new alignment in place. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint.

  • Bunion Before Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion After Surgery - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy

    In this Osteotomy Bunionectomy, a cut in the bone was made, and the bone was shifted to realign the joint. A screw was placed to hold this new alignment in place. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint.

  • Bunion Before Surgery Picture - University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Bunion After Surgery Picture - University Foot and Ankle Institute

    Osteotomy Bunionectomy

    In this Osteotomy Bunionectomy (also called an "Austin Bunionectomy), a cut in the bone was made, and the bone was shifted to realign the joint. A screw was placed to hold this new alignment in place. Notice the improved alignment of the great toe joint.

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