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Bunion deformity (Hallux valgus)
Treatment for bunion deformity depends on the
severity of the condition and amount of pain you
get from the deformity.
For mild deformity
For moderate deformity
For severe deformity
Scarf osteotomy +/- Akin osteotomy
or big toe joint fusion
What does the operation involve?
The operation is done under general anaesthetics
and as a day case.
It involves cutting a tendon and bone to make the
Is it very painful?
You will have mild to moderate pain from operation.
As the bone cut is fixed with 1 or 2 screws, the pain
settles in 1 to 2 days.
Will my foot be in a plaster?
What happens after operation?
You will be heel walking for 6 weeks
You will be seen in clinic in 2 weeks time to check
the wound and change the dressing.
How long does it take to recover from operation?
Wound takes 2 weeks to heal.
Bone cut heals in 6 weeks.
What are the risks of operation?
How will you reduce the risk of infection?
You will be given antibiotics at the time of operation.