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Whats hallux valgus?

Whats 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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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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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'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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Is hallux rigidus hereditary?

Is hallux rigidus hereditary?

In part. : Hallux rigidus is not clearly hereditary but there is probably some component that predisposes some to this problem. However, the major determinants are previous trauma to the joint and repetitive injury that accumulates over time. ...Read more

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Can you please define hallux valgus deformity?

Can you please define hallux valgus deformity?

Bunion deformity: A bunion deformity with an external rotation of the big toe. ...Read more

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Will hallux rigidus cause planter fasciitis?

In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia ...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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Does osteotomy help straighten the legs or correct genu varum (bowlegs)?

Does osteotomy help straighten the legs or correct genu varum (bowlegs)?

Yes: Usually an osteotomy at your age is geared toward straightening out a deformity that is contributing to progressive arthritis on one side of the knee. The most common deformity is a bowed leg, also called genu varum. In 60% of patients at 10 years after the procedure, the knee is still feeling good enough to avoid knee replacement. ...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 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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How painful is hallux rigidus surgery?

First: Everyone perceives pain differently. Second, there are many different procedures to cure this issue. Rest assured if you have pain and this is why you are doing the surgery, you will be given pain killers for post op and ultimately your problem will be fixed. ...Read more

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What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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What is "hallux rigidus"?

What is "hallux rigidus"?

Arthritic big toe: Hallux rigidus is a condition with no or very limited movement of the big toe joint. This usually secondary to progressive arthritis of the joint or joint injury. A stiffer shoe and good support is usually helpful. Many times surgery in necessary. See for foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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What does "left distal femoral osteotomy genu valgum" mean?

What does "left distal femoral osteotomy genu valgum" mean?

Surgery type: If you have a knee angular deformity, it can be corrected by cutting a bone (an osteotomy) near the knee joint to change the alignment of the knee. A knock-knee deformity is also called genu valgum, from the latin roots. The correction of a knock knee is usually done by cutting the end of the femur to make the correction. The term "distal" refers to end of the femur at the level of the knee. ...Read more

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What causes genu valgum?

Multiple etiologies: Etiologies: bilateral genu valgum physiologic renal osteodystrophy (renal rickets) skeletal dysplasia Morquio syndrome spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia chondroctodermal dysplasia unilateral genu valgum physeal injury from trauma, infection, or vascular insult proximal metaphyseal tibia fracture benign tumors fibrous dysplasia osteochondromas Ollier's disease ...Read more

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Could fulkerson osteotomy help correct bow legs?

Could fulkerson osteotomy help correct bow legs?

No.: A fulkerson osteotomy involves elevating the patella tendon attachment to the tibia (shin bone) to decrease the force beteeen the femur (thigh bone) and patella. A high tibia osteotomy (or proximal tibia osteotomy) is carried out to re-align bow legs secondary to medial (inner) knee arthritis and decrease medial knee pain. They are 2 different operations. ...Read more

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Dorsiflexion osteotomy caused hallux limitus. Inversion compensation causing ankle sprains and knee pain. Surgeon only give shot. Can this be fixed?

Dorsiflexion osteotomy caused hallux limitus. Inversion compensation causing ankle sprains and knee pain. Surgeon only give shot. Can this be fixed?

IT CAN BE FIXED: To be clear, you had a dorsiflexory osteotomy of the 1st metatarsal, and it was raised too much? If so, the surgery is essentially reversed to drop the metatarsal down. That should be done, to avoid arthritis at the bunion joint. You're young, so this should be done. Why was it done initially? Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Whats 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?

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?

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?

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

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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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Can you please define hallux valgus deformity?

Bunion deformity: A bunion deformity with an external rotation of the big toe. ...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 is the treatment hallux valgus?

The condition Is : When the great toe deviates towards the lateral aspect of the foot, towards the lesser toes and the first metatarsal deviated towards the midline of the body. Treatment is wider shoes or surgery, this is often referred to a bunion as well. ...Read more

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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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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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What exercises can I do if i had bunion(hallux valgus) surgery?

Range of motion: Try and bend your toe up and down. Surgery usually will initially decrease some range of motion, so you want to make sure to prevent or break up any post op adhesions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to undergo for an hallux valgus correction operation .?

What to do if I have to undergo for an hallux valgus correction operation .?

See below: You need to discuss this with your surgeon. This is a very common surgery ...Read more

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How long do I ask off if I have to undergo for an hallux valgus correction operation .?

Depends on procedure: This is an important question to ask your doctor. Recover depends on the type of procedure. Some ways of fixing hallux valgus will allow you to walk on it right away and others may require 6 weeks or more of crutches. It also depends on your work. If you sit at a desk you might need 1-2 weeks off. If you do heavy labor then you might need 3 months. ...Read more

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Now I have to undergo for an hallux valgus correction operation, should I be concerned?

Follow dr's advice: Make sure you allow yourself a smooth recovery without any setbacks - follow the instructions! ...Read more

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Have to undergo an hallux valgus correction operation. What should I expect from the surgery?

Have to undergo an hallux valgus correction operation. What should I expect from the surgery?

There are : Literally over a hundred different bunion surguries.....you need to pick a doctor you feel comfortable with, they will take xrays evaluate your foot and explain to you your options. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Bunion (Definition)

A condition in which a bone growth forms on the joint at the base ...Read more