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Minimally invasive bunion surgery reduces pain, has patients walking the same day

PORTLAND, Oregon — Bunions impact one in every three Americans. It’s a foot problem that can be really painful and sometimes makes it hard to walk.

Traditionally, surgery would keep patients from putting any weight on their foot for weeks, but a newer minimally invasive way to correct bunions has patients walking out the same day as surgery.

"It’s been a complete game changer and I think it’s here to stay," said Dr. Akash Gupta.

"What it really means is that your toe points outwards, but it creates this bump on the side of your foot and it’s actually a deformity of the bones not being in correct alignment," he said.

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