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What happens in surgery for hallux valgus?
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Bunion surgery.
If you elect to have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it.
Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to choose from to correct your foot. The more aggressive procedures may require a bone cut and a screw, crutches and a boot afterward for several weeks.

In brief: Bunion surgery.
If you elect to have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it.
Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to choose from to correct your foot. The more aggressive procedures may require a bone cut and a screw, crutches and a boot afterward for several weeks.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
There are too many methods to list here for hallux valgus; from a simple 'bumpectomy' to significant reconstruction.
Technique chosen is based on etiology, biomechanics, and patient factors such as age, activity, smoking, previous compliance, etc. Some examples include osteotomies (surgical bone fractures) to correct alignment, fusions to prevent abnormal motion, etc. Many require fixation.

In brief: Depends
There are too many methods to list here for hallux valgus; from a simple 'bumpectomy' to significant reconstruction.
Technique chosen is based on etiology, biomechanics, and patient factors such as age, activity, smoking, previous compliance, etc. Some examples include osteotomies (surgical bone fractures) to correct alignment, fusions to prevent abnormal motion, etc. Many require fixation.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Re-alignment
Various surgical procedures are available to treat hallux valgus depending on the type and severity of the deformity.
The procedures are designed to correct abnormalities of soft tissues, remove the prominent “bump” of bone, correct the changes in the bony structures, and to realign the big toe and associated structures. The goal of surgery is to reduce pain and improve function.

In brief: Re-alignment
Various surgical procedures are available to treat hallux valgus depending on the type and severity of the deformity.
The procedures are designed to correct abnormalities of soft tissues, remove the prominent “bump” of bone, correct the changes in the bony structures, and to realign the big toe and associated structures. The goal of surgery is to reduce pain and improve function.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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