A bunion is a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. Hallux Valgus is the development of a bony bump which is swollen and enlarged, on the joint at the base of the big toe due to excess
pressure. Foot surgery is a surgical procedure that treats the disorders of the foot and ankle. A bunion is a disorder in which the big toe points outwards towards the little toe.
A deviation of the disal portion of the great toe, at the metatarsophalangeal joint, toward the outer or lateral side of the foot. A deviation of the tip of the great toe, or main axis of the toe,
toward the outer or lateral side of the foot. There are over 100 named surgical techniques for the correction of hallux abductovalgus, most of which are modifications of a number of principles of
approach. The big toe tilts outwards, crowding the smaller toes, and a bony lump (called a bunion) appears on the inside of the foot. These are used to remove the bunion and to divide one or more of
the bones of the front of the foot. Compared with standard (open) surgery, this procedure uses smaller cuts to the foot and X-rays or endoscopy to see inside the foot. Scar symptoms are a recognized
complication of forefoot surgery. The tourniquet was released, and the skin was sutured.
I must caution you that the use of the TightRope for bunion correction is a relatively new concept but is very promising. The most common complication from this type of procedure has been fracturing
of the second metatarsal bone which in all cases required further surgery to correct the fracture. The study mentions other possible causes for failure such as the fact that the drill holes through
the second metatarsal bone will naturally weaken the bone. The next video demonstrates implant surgery for correction of a bunion. This procedure is sometimes performed in conjunction with an
osteotomy procedure to realign the metatarsal and toe bones. Many patients ask me if you can have laser surgery on bunions. More importantly, lasers cannot remove bone, all they do is burn bone, so a
laser could not be used to remove the large bump of a bunion deformity.
A bunion, wherein the failure of the big toe is not connected to arthritic changes in the joint, it can be especially in younger people also use the method of Kramer and the osteotomy of the
metatarsal (metatarsal) I treat surgically. A treated with appropriate surgical method hallux valgus has a good long-term prognosis After surgery, but over a longer course is expected to work and
sports disability. The procedure improves general alignment of the foot and big toe.
Congenital deformities include crossover little toe, contracted lesser toes and malalignment of metatarsophalengeal joint. Neuromuscular disorders that lead to toe deformities include muscular
dystrophies, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, poliomyelitis and even lumbar disc disease. This is a condition where the big toe deviates towards the lesser toes and rotates outwards. This condition is
commonly associated with a prominence over the base of the toe called a bunionâ. This deformity can be accentuated by inflammation due to rubbing of shoewear. The general incidence of Heel Spur
in the population is 2 - 4 percent. The incidence of Hallux Valgus is higher among women.