Bunions: Causes and Symptoms
Big toe bulging is surprisingly common in adults, although the severity of the condition will depend on genetic factors as well as the size and type of shoe one wears. Patients often report that pain that results from friction between the inside of their shoe and the bulge caused by the bunion. This continual rubbing can lead to inflammation, nerve irritation, pain, burning, or numbness near the big toe joint.
Introducing the Trilliant Surgical M.I.B Plating System
At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists, we are focused on offering conservative surgical care whenever possible. To optimize results and ensure patient comfort, we use an advanced, unique minimally invasive alternative to traditional bunion surgery called the M.I.B. Plating System.
Developed by trusted podiatry product company Trilliant Surgical, this procedure surgically corrects bunions with minimal disruption to the soft tissues. The M.I.B. Plating System allows Dr. Balloch to simultaneously correct the frontal, transverse, and sagittal planes of the foot, generating better results than traditional, two-dimensional bunion surgery. Additional benefits of the M.I.B. Plating System include:
- Minimal soft tissue disruption due to the small, two-centimeter incision site
- Proper repositioning of the underlying tissue to ensure simultaneous correction of the sesamoid bones in the foot and the deformity itself
- Precise placement of hardware with the system's innovative drill guides
- Reduced healing time due to minimized soft tissue disruption
Thanks to this minimally invasive technique, patients also enjoy a reduced risk of skin complications, scar tissue, and stiffness after surgery.
The M.I.B. Plating System allows Dr. Balloch to simultaneously correct the frontal, transverse, and sagittal planes of the foot, generating better results than traditional, two-dimensional bunion surgery.