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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 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

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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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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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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 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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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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Is it risky to undergo a bunion operation for hallux valgus?

Good results: While risks are inherent to all surgery, a well performed bunion surgery yields excellent results. ...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 do I need to know about undergoing a hallux valgus correction operation?

HalluxValgus Surgery: Depending on the degree of hallux valgus there are many different types of surgery that may be appropriate for you. You may have a screw inserted in the bone and you may be able to walk on the foot the day of the surgery. You need to be evaluated by a podiatric surgeon to determine the appropriate procedure for your foot. Newer surgical techniques create much less pain than in years past. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Bunion (Definition)

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