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bilateral hallux valgus deformity

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
Bunion: It is a bony prominence on the inside of the foot at the big toe. It is a misalignment which causes the big toe to become angled toward the little toe ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
A misnomer: For one. Hallux - big toe valgus - is a position on the frontal plane where an object is everted. In podiatry this is often the term used to descri ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Bunion : Hallux valgus is a fancy way to say you have a bunion. A congruent ankle joint means it appears normal on that view of the X-ray.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
11 years experience in Podiatry
Strange: Yes, bunions can have a genetic component, especially juvenile bunions; however there are many outside factors that can cause bunions. Does your sist ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Deformities: Hallux=great toe; valgus=points outward from the center of the body. Metatarsals= the bones of the front of the foot; adductus= points inward toward t ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Valgus: Deformity of what? Valgus describes a spatial direction. A bone is malaligned in such a position. Which bone is in a valgus?
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: A varus deformity would be when the 1st toe points away from the 2nd toe towards the midline of the body. Valgus deformity would be when the 1st to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: In looking at the foot a varus deformity is when the sole of the foot is turned into the middle of the body. A valgus deformity is when the sole is t ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Mind over matter: With knees, it's all about pain. If you don't mind, it don't matter. The joint is only going to get worse. One of the big issues is the life-expectanc ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: There are too many methods to list here for hallux valgus; from a simple 'bumpectomy' to significant reconstruction. Technique chosen is based on etio ... Read More

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