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Hallux Valgus (Definition)

Formally defined as a > 15 degree angle between the 1st metatarsal and the great toe where the toe in question deviate ...Read more


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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is hallux valgus deformity?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is hallux valgus deformity?

Complex...: Deformity of the great toe and its metatarsal. The 1st metatarsal is deviated away from the rest of the forefoot bones (abducted), and the great toe (hallux) runs over the 2nd toe, sometimes overlapping/ underlapping it in the more severe cases. ...Read more

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X ray results read 18 degrees of hallux valgus deformity and ankle mortise is congruent. What does this mean??

X ray results read 18 degrees of  hallux valgus deformity and ankle mortise is congruent. What does this mean??

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. ...Read more

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I was born with hallux valgus (bunions) on both of my feet. My identical twin sister does not have this deformity. How can this happen?

I was born with hallux valgus (bunions) on both of my feet. My identical twin sister does not have this deformity. How can this happen?

Strange: Yes, bunions can have a genetic component, especially juvenile bunions; however there are many outside factors that can cause bunions. Does your sister wear a different style shoe, or have a different gait pattern? If you were truly born with them and had bunion deformity as a small child, i agree it is strange that your sister did not as well. Maybe one gene mutated? Genetics is not my field. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a varus/valgus deformity?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a varus/valgus deformity?

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 turned outward. ...Read more

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What is valgus deformity. Can it be repaired? My d has jra. She is ten.

What is valgus deformity.  Can it be repaired? My d has jra.  She is ten.

Please see the image: In orthopedics, a valgus deformity is a term for outward angulation of the distal segment of a bone or joint. The opposite deformation, medial deviation of the distal bone, is called varus. Yes could be treated. ...Read more

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What's a varus / valgus deformity?

Positions.: Varus is a term to describe an inverted position. Valgus describes an everted position. It is a description for frontal plane deformities. ...Read more

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I have valgus deformity and total loss of joint space laterally although not in severe pain by not having tkr done am i doing more harm putting it off?

I have valgus deformity and total loss of joint space laterally although not in severe pain by not having tkr done am i doing more harm putting it off?

Factors to consider: Based on your description, total knee arthroplasty is likely to be your most reliable option. Pain and loss of function remain the primary reasons to undergo surgery. However, as the deformity and arthritis worsen, it can make for a more technically challenging surgery with increased risks of residual stiffness as well as nerve injuries with valgus deformities. Discuss pros and cons with surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a bunion? And hallux valgus?

What is a bunion? And hallux valgus?

Structural deformity: Some differences, but basically used interchangeably. Bunions are a bony prominence with joint misalignment. They are progressive, structural deformities. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. My rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. Dr l. ...Read more

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What happens in surgery for hallux valgus?

Surgically realign: During hallux valgus surgery depending on procedure the bone is surgically broken and realigned with with screws or pin for stability of the broken bone. Usually after the procedure you are put in a walking boot or cast for a period of 4-8 weeks again depending on the procedure chosen to correct your deformity. Please go to eastpennfoot.Com for more information. ...Read more

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