Hallux valgus

Did you know that it is possible to perform a hallux valgus (bunion) surgery without general anaesthesia?

Hallux abducto valgus (bunion) is a bone deformity of the forefoot. This deformity can be painful as the wearing of shoes and the presence of bursitis and osteoarthritis cause nerve entrapment. Non-surgical treatments such as adapted footwear and plantar orthoses may relieve the symptoms of this deformity of the big toe. When early treatments fail, podiatric surgery may be considered.

Bunion surgery consists of removing the calcium deposits around the big toe joint in order to restore the normal alignment of the joint. The surgery is done under local anaesthesia in an operating room.

Depending on the type of procedure used, the patient will be instructed to be non-weight bearing for a period ranging from 3 to 12 weeks.

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