The most important criteria to ensure good outcome for your bunion surgery is to choose the right Great Neck foot surgeon.
The qualities that make for a good bunion surgeon are:
- Board Certified: Look for an experienced surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (only board recognized as a surgical board) in Foot Surgery or Foot and Ankle Surgery.
- Understanding of biomechanics: To choose the best procedure, a surgeon must also have the ability to evaluate your biomechanical structure including tightness of leg muscles, foot and leg alignment, motion of the bones around the bunion site, and midfoot and rearfoot alignment.
- Extensive experience: An experienced foot surgeon usually has a better ability to deal with intraoperative or post operative complications and reduce the chance of complications. Numerous studies have demonstrated that one of the best predictors of surgical outcome is the experience of the surgeon.
- Gentle handling of tissue: A surgeon who handles tissue with a gentle touch will help ensure that pain is minimized and recovery time is reduced.