From the Saga Magazine news article:
Bunions? Fallen arches? Inflammation? Here are the latest effective procedures to ease these and other foot conditions.
Small incisions are made in the toe, under general or local anaesthetic, through which instruments can be passed to realign it. Because less soft tissue is stripped away than during conventional open surgery, the procedure is less painful, with easier recovery.
You will usually wear a special surgical shoe for around six weeks, after which you can do low-impact exercise.
Also used for other foot conditions, including hammertoes, big toe or ankle arthritis, and plantar fasciitis.
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