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Bilateral Hallux Valgus Deformity
X ray results read 18 degrees of hallux valgus deformity and ankle mortise is congruent. What does this mean??
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers