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Age Matters When It Comes To Bunions

Age Matters When It Comes To Bunions
Age Matters When It Comes To Bunions

You might think that the older you are, the worse your bunion will be and the more you will suffer.

When my research team and I reviewed my bunion database of 425 women with bunions, what we discovered was really interesting.

It was not the older age group (greater than 65 years) that had the greatest loss of function or poorest quality of life. It was actually the younger group between 35 and 45 years where bunions had the biggest impact on their function and quality of life.

Nevertheless, the average age of my patients who go on to have keyhole bunion surgery is 54 years - that's up to nearly 20 years after bunions were having the biggest impact on life!

Many people delay having surgery as they have young families, or work commitments mean they're unable to take the time off.

With minimally invasive bunion surgery, this need not be the case. Some of the key benefits of the keyhole approach I use for all my bunion surgeries are:

  • Fast recovery and the ability to get back to a desk job after 2 weeks
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced recurrence rates

So there's no need to wait 20 years for surgery!

If you’re suffering with a bunion, and would like to find out more about the treatment options available, and the keyhole approach to bunion surgery, please get in touch.