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Dr. Richard Jay
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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 happens in surgery for hallux valgus?

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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Is it possible to have surgery for hallux valgus?

Most definately: And there are probably 100 different surguries too.... ...Read more

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Is it helpful to undergo an operation for hallux valgus?

It Can Be...: If you have pain from this deformity, especially if it is keeping you from doing the activities that you want to, then, yes... Have it corrected. If it is painless, there is really no reason to correct it except for in certain circumstances. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I'm having surgery for hallux valgus, what do I need to know?

I'm having surgery for hallux valgus, what do I need to know?

Lots: Ask about what the plan is for pain control after surgery, find out if you will be able to walk on that foot or if you will need to be on crutches and for how long, ask about the success rate for your surgeon, ask who you should call if there are any problems after surgery. Most importantly ask yourself if you are doing this for pain or for vanity. Pain is the reason to have it fixed. ...Read more

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Any exercise suggestions for someone who had hallux valgus surgery?

Any exercise suggestions for someone who had hallux valgus surgery?

Great toe motion: The main thing is to work on range of motion exercises for the great toe. This can be done at home or sometimes a physical therapist can be used. ...Read more

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What is involved in a hallux valgus surgery and how does it take to fully heal?

What is involved in a hallux valgus surgery and how does it take to fully heal?

3-4 months: Overall, until you are back to full unrestricted activity it will be about 3-4 months. Typically if the bone is cut to fix your hallux valgus, it will take 8-12 weeks for the bone to fully heal.
There are many different types of correction they all involve cutting bone and moving it, or fusing them together to achieve appropriate correction. ...Read more

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What's hallux valgus?

What's hallux valgus?

Bunion: Hallux valgus is the medical term for a bunion. Hallux means big toe or great toe. Valgus means bent out and is used to describe a deformity in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body. Hallux valgus is when the great toe is bent out away from the midline of the body. This is a common deformity seen in 9 out of 10 women. ...Read more

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What is hallux valgus?

What is hallux valgus?

Big toe angulation: Hallux valgus is a progressive disorder that is often described as a deviation of the big toe creating a “bump” on the side of the big toe joint which may become painful. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the framework of that joint and possibly adjacent joints. In later stages, the big toe may lean towards the second toe which throws the bones out of alignment – producing the bunion’. ...Read more

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What is the hallux valgus?

What is the hallux valgus?

Angulation big toe: Hallux valgus is the term often used for a bunion. The bunion is the bump that you see. Hallux (means big toe) valgus (means pointed away from the midline of the body) so hallux valgus refers to the condition where the big toe is pointed out towards the other toes. It is sometimes painful but not always. ...Read more

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What does "hallux valgus" mean?

What does "hallux valgus" mean?

Technical term.: "hallux valgus" is the technical term for a bunion, the bump some people develop at the big toe joint. "hallux" refers to the big toe itself, and "valgus" means it's rotating toward the lesser toes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hallux valgus?

Medial bump/1st toe: Formally defined as a > 15 degree angle between the 1st metatarsal and the great toe where the toe in question deviate towards the lessor toes ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Bunion (Definition)

The increased growth of bone on the side of ...Read more