New procedure may make for simple bunion correction
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What if rather than having to endure painful, bone-cutting surgery, people with arthritis could turn back the hands of time on their condition simply by having a small disc inserted into their deteriorated joint?
It may be possible in the future, the Daily Mail reported. According to the news source, researchers have developed an implant that stimulates the production of tissue in the joints, which may add strength and cushioning to joints that have been ravaged by arthritis.
“What remains is a soft tissue ‘pseudo’ joint – although not as hard as the cartilage it replaces, it still restores normal mobility,” according to the Daily Mail.
Further research needs to be conducted on the treatment before it can be used on the general public.
Arthritis is sometimes the main cause behind foot conditions like bunions or hammer toe, which may impair mobility, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The organization recommends conservative methods of bunion correction before resorting to bunion surgery. Such non-invasive techniques include use of bunion splints or orthotics.