Oprah Still Has Bunions!!!
We all know that America’s favorite queen of talk has the infamous bunions on her feet. Back then, Oprah talked about bunions with her in-house medical expert Dr. Mehmet Oz during her show. Dr. Oz advised that initially, the #bunions should be managed conservatively. Among the conventional ways to manage bunion is by taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen to relieve pain and swelling. Foot inserts are also recommended to help position the feet to minimize abnormal foot movement, helping to prevent the bunions from getting worse. But ultimately, surgery is the only way to truly treat or remove a bunion. Recovery time could take about 6 months.
That was back in 2011 and Oprah still hasn’t got her bunions fixed. This may be because of her busy schedule or because of Dr. Oz’s advice not to go through bunionectomy. But although there are some cases of bunion surgery gone wrong, it not fair to generalize. The success of bunion surgery relies on the extent of the bunion, the technique, and most particularly the skill of the surgeon.
Fortunately, thanks to improvements with surgery, patients no longer have to experience painful post operative bunion surgery due to the outdated and very invasive bunioninectomy procedures that may still be being done. Minimally invasive bunion surgery is the latest surgical technique to address ugly and painful bunions.
Minimally invasive bunion surgery only requires a very small incision, in fact, only about 5mm. This is to gain access to metatarsal bone. Now depending on the severity of the bunion, the surgeon decides where to cut the metatarsal bone. Once the bone is cut, the metatarsophalangeal joint and big toe can be freely manipulated, this allows the surgeon to align the joint and big toe and once aligned, they are pinned in place and that’s it. This procedure is very simple and hence, very minimal pain and swelling after the surgery and during recovery. Some patients can walk a day after surgery with the aid of a special boot, others can drive on day 5 even with the pin inserted. Minimally invasive bunion surgery: very simple procedure, minimal pain, minimal swelling, gets patients on their feet sooner. So what do you say? A day or two of bed rest and back to work, work, work.
She has to come to Naples, FL in #SWFL to get them fix via the Minimally invasive method.
What do you think?