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Voiceover: Patricia, who is in her 60’s, has a problem that is not only unsightly but also incredibly painful.

Dr Christian: What’s going on?

Patricia: Well, I’ve had bunions on both feet but this one here is causing me a lot of problems. And this toe I’ve noticed is moving more over.

Dr Christian: Essentially what a bunion is, just so you have it clear, is a displacement of the bones. Your toe starts to come over at this terrible angle and the bones here start to push out and then you get rubbing and you get dry skin and calluses’ forming. This big lump (indicates to foot) that is the bunion. There are lots and lots of things we can do, but I think in your case I don’t think all of our usual conservative methods of you doing some exercises and wearing sensible shoes are going to get you anywhere quite frankly. So, we need to do something I think a bit more drastic surgically which is essentially to chop off all this distorted bone and re-align and re-set. Now, that’s sounds dramatic but actually using the new techniques which are pretty much almost keyhole techniques you can be out the same day.

Patricia: That would be amazing!

Voiceover: Patricia visited our Benidorm clinic because she has a problem with bunions. Dr Christian said the only answer was for her to visit an orthopaedic surgeon. Following sedation and a local anaesthetic to her foot, the doctor cuts the bone to re-set the big toe and straighten it. Then to keep it all in place he inserts a metal wire along the big toe before bandaging Patricia’s foot. It’s taken less than 20 minutes to correct Patricia’s bunions and to get her back on her feet again.

Patricia: Look at me, I’m walking! Look at that, isn’t that amazing! That’s even better than I thought it would be. It’s absolutely straight and I’ve never seen that with my feet before so I actually had a few tears! I got quite emotional about it.

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Dr Christian meets Patricia, a patient who is suffering from bunions, a painful structural displacement of the foot bones. Extreme cases of bunions can be solved with a surgical procedure and in this video we see how corrective keyhole surgery can be a quick and viable option.

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Hi there When are you bring embrassing bodies to Bradford





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How much does the keyhole bunion surgery cost and is it available in the Irish Republic? My mother has suffered with bunions on both of her feet for years. Thank You





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How much does the keyhole bunion surgery cost? Is it available in the Irish Republic? Or Northern Ireland? As a member of the EU can I avail of it in another EU country? Thank you very much. It gives me hope of having it done.





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Where can I find the name of a really good surgeon to do key hole bunion surgery? I live in Warwickshire so don't know if I can have it on the NHS. If I can't I am prepared to pay for it and would travel to wherever.





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I'm a cleaner so I'm on my feet all day . I have huge bunions bigger than anyone's I have seen . I'm in pain and very scared a doc will make it worse. I don't have the money for surgery and I've heard the horror stories . Anyone know who can help? Where is a good place in South Yorkshire?





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I live in West Yorkshire, Halifax/Leeds area. Is there hospital that does keyhole bunion surgery on the NHS Please?





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any one doing bunion keyhole surgery in yokrshire or not to far away am prepared to travel reasonable distance





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I saw the operation where a lady had a bunion operation done in Benidorm under a local anesthetic and walked out the same day. I am very interested in having this type of operation as I live a very busy life. Please could you send me any information on surgery of this type done in South Yorkshire





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Could you please tell me the name of the Clinic or Hospital where you had your bunion surgery. My are now very painful and spoiling my enjoyment of life. any thanks.

I'm looking for keyhole surgery for bunions, ideally on the NHS and in the North West. happy to travel a reasonable distance. Can anyone recommend a hospital/surgeon that could help?





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I live in the North East. Are there any clinics in this area who use this procedure for bunnion surgery?





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