CrossRoads Extremity Systems launched miniBunion™, a minimally invasive technique and system for bunion repair. Minimally invasive approaches spare the blood supply to the bones and allow less pain and swelling, a smaller scar and faster recovery than open bunion procedures.
miniBunion incisions are two to four times smaller than a standard technique and involve less trauma to the soft tissues surrounding the toes. The incision is on the inner side of the foot, as opposed to the top, resulting in a scar that is virtually invisible during day-to-day activities.
"With miniBunion, we do not open the joint, so patients don't form scar tissue like they would with traditional bunionectomies," said Bob Baravarian, DPM, Santa Monica, California. "The miniBunion technique allows for a 3D realignment of the bone, which results in less swelling, less pain and better realignment of the bone as well as reduced scar tissue, faster recovery times and reduced need for physical therapy. Our miniBunion patients have better mobility in the joint and report a faster return to regular activity."