Dr. Moy vs. Others
Dr. Moy’s Procedure vs. Others' Procedures
Tremendous thought has been placed into our bunion removal procedure. It has been designed to result in no pain, allowing you to ambulate immediately, and heal as quickly as possible, without the recurrence of the bunion.
Dr. Moy feels that the manner in which the bone cuts made and the particular compression he uses is the best possible way to ensure stability of the bone immediately following surgery. This results in patients being able to walk immediately. Bunion surgeries that are restricted to the first metatarsal head are inherently the most stable procedures a surgeon can choose.
Procedures done in the mid-shaft, at the base, or at the junction of the joint further in the arch, are much more likely to be unstable. This results in non-weight bearing to that area. Furthermore, any weight bearing pressure applied to that area could lead to complications.
Dr. Moy's procedure is designed to allow the bone to heal rapidly. The soft tissues are addressed so as to neutralize the deforming forces that created the bunion in the first place. This places equal tension on all the tendons that surround the joint. Furthermore, the excessive or redundant tissue that has been produced as a result of the bunion is also removed during the procedure.
Most importantly, Dr. Moy feels this procedure has withstood the test of time and we see patients 10, 15, or 20 years after surgery doing extremely well. The most important thing to remember in choosing a bunion surgeon is to look at the results and outcomes of the procedure being performed by one given surgeon. The level of surgical skill is critical, and unfortunately for the patients, not all doctors are blessed with the same amount of surgical skill.