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Monday, 13 April 2020 16:14

Soft Tissue Growth and Bunions.

Bunion xray

Dr. Timothy Young Talks About Ganglion Cyst Developing Over a Bunion. 

This is not uncommon. In addition to a typical bunion it is possible to have a superimposed fluid filled sac. This could either be a ganglion cyst or a bursa sac.  During surgery, if the ganglion cyst or bursa sack is removed without addressing the underlying structure bunion problem, then there is a high likelihood of recurrence of the problem. The ganglion cyst can come back again, because the underlying capsule needs repairing along with the bunion that caused the problem. 

If you are concerned about a possible ganglion cyst or a soft tissue growth on top of your bunion and would like to discuss this, please contact myself Dr. Timothy Young or my partner Dr. Brandon Nelson. We both work at Foot Surgical Center of Issaquah. This serves the Greater Seattle Area, including Bellevue Issaquah and Redmond.

Give us a call at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online today. Our Issaquah Podiatrists would be happy to see you!
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We often ignore the Tailor’s bunion. This is the painful bump that develops on the outside of the foot or lateral aspect of the foot just behind the small toe. Sometimes the surgery is very simple and basic and just involves shaving down the extra bone in the area and smoothing it down and then suturing things back together.
Other times patients have what we would call a splay foot and especially splaying of the fourth and fifth metatarsal. This is where the fifth metatarsal bows out. In this case, we have to reset the fifth metatarsal and surgically realign it back in its normal position. When this is done typically we will use at least one screw to help maintain the alignment of the bone in its new position. if you have a question about Tailor’s bunion correction or treatment options please contact our office at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online. 
You can speak to myself Dr. Timothy Young or my partner Dr. Brandon Nelson. We both work at Foot Surgical Center of Issaquah. This serves the Greater Seattle Area, including Bellevue Issaquah and Redmond.
Sunday, 05 April 2020 16:27



Lapiplasty refers to a type of jig or guide that is used to preform bunion surgery. Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists has been executing the Lapidus bunion procedure for greater than 20 years. We have extensive experience with bunions and bunion surgery. We make all our recommendations of bunion surgeries based on our years of experience and thousands of procedures that we have performed. The Lapiplasty is the #1 bunion product in the US right now and helps to guide the surgeon in the correct cut, compression and fixation. The technique involves the surgeon:

1. Make the correction of the bunion before they cut

2. Preform precision cuts

3. Achieve controlled compression of joint surfaces

4. Apply multiplanar fixation for robust stability

The idea with the use of this system is to get reproducible results and the best possible outcomes for patients. If you have a bunion and are interested in getting the best possible results, give us a call at 425-391-8666 or schedule an appointment with us to see if you are a candidate for the Lapiplasty.

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 23:11

Bunion Surgery in Seattle


Dr. Timothy Young explains bunion surgery.
Bunions are a common problem for both women and men. We even see this problem with our teenage patients. Bunions are primarily a structural problem in the foot involving the great toe and the first metatarsal.  If you're having bunion problems and pain then bunion surgery may be something that becomes necessary for you. Here is a overview of bunion surgery.

What causes bunions?

Bunions are painful enlargements and prominence of the first metatarsal head and the great toe joint. They are caused by alignment issues with the first metatarsal and related structures. This is often a foot structure that is inherited. Therefore often times our patients will relay that their mother or father or grandparents had bunions but that is not always the case. Wearing tight shoes can certainly aggravate bunions and make the symptoms become progressively more of a problem. Tight and pointed shoes are often culprits. The bunion can have redness pain and swelling around the joint and there can be joint pain also. There are often adaptive changes and arthritic changes of the joint.
Contact Dr. Timothy Young and Dr. Brandon Nelson to learn more about bunion surgery and bunion treatment options in the Seattle area. Our practice is Issaquah Foot and Ankle Specialists. Give us a call at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online today.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 16:58

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Bunion xray

Minimally invasive bunion surgery does provide a few advantages compared to traditional bunion surgery. It often can leave smaller scars, have a faster recovery speed and have less pain. The term minimally invasive is rather vague and can be misleading. The most important part of bunion surgery is proper procedure selection. Procedure selection is based on the clinical evaluation and x-rays.

Minimally invasive techniques do have limitations and are not useful in large bunion deformities. The best way to determine whether or not you are a candidate is to schedule an appointment with us. We have an onsite surgical suite and can provide you with all the details to make a decision. We are even able to offer conservative measures for bunion pain. Don’t delay we are here to help at Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists. Give us a call at 425-391-8666 today.
Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:52

Recent Developments in Bunion Surgery


Bunion surgery continues to evolve and techniques continue to change. Recently there has been a lot of talk about the Lapiplasty technique. The Lapiplasty technique is used for large bunions or people with hypermobile foot structures. The procedure basically involves the use of a jig. The surgeon aligns the jig on the foot in the correct orientation.

The cuts to correct the bunion are then performed and then the joint is compressed. Once controlled compression is achieved the joint is fixated in multiple planes. The Lapiplasty technique is a highly effective tool that can make bunion correction easier. Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists have been performing Lapidus procedures for more than 20 years. If you have a bunion and would like to be evaluated give us a call at 425-391-8666 or make an appointment online. We have an onsite surgical suite to save you time and money.
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