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Focus on Feet: Bunion Surgery with Robert Mills, MD
Suffering from the pain and discomfort caused by bunions? Watch a bunion surgery from Holy Cross Hospital and the Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Viewers are invited to email questions to foot and ankle surgeon, Robert Mills, MD, who will perform the surgery. Immediately following the surgical portion of the webcast, Dr. Mills and his colleague Christopher Pappas, DPM, will be available to answer your questions during a LIVE audio chat.
Bunions can develop due to hallux valgus, a deformity where the bone which joins to the big toe juts outward on the inside part of the foot. The bump is the bunion which is comprised of bone and soft tissue. The most common cause of bunions is ill-fitting shoes. Most often high heels with narrow, pointed toe boxes cause the bunion due to the unnatural position of the foot.
During the webcast, Dr. Mills will also perform a hammer toe repair on the patient.
The Orthopedic Team at Holy Cross is performing bunion surgery at both Holy Cross Hospital and the Physicians Outpatient Surgery Center at the Holy Cross HealthPlex in Fort Lauderdale.