Hammertoe correction center begins enrolling patients in New Jersey
A new study focuses on bunion patient’s treatment.
Reaching its 1,000th bunion surgery since it opened, Nextremity Solutions in New Jersey is now beginning a post-clinical study on the reversal and side effects of reversible operations on hammertoes. The study will focus on the early outcomes after a podiatrist performs the surgery.
Although a bunionectomy is very costly and may not be covered by some insurance companies, there are measures that can be taken post surgery to ensure that the bunion does not return, seeing as surgery does not always correct bone maladies. One of the most common methods is wearing a bunion splint or bunion brace.
Patients from surgery often experience foot pain and may take up to six months to recover, according to the Sound Foot Care Center of Connecticut. According to the source, “bunions are not self-regenerating, a bunion is made out of bone, so it is not something that can just ‘refill’ itself.”
This makes recovering from an extensive foot surgery even more troublesome, seeing as many of us cannot take the time to stay off of our feet for up to half a year.