All you need to now about Hallux Valgus
Mostly the deformity does not cause any pain at the beginning, only shoe pressure problems in tight or hard shoes. Later, when the metatarsophalangeal joint additionally has a wear component or if bursitis sets over the "overbone", stress and rest pain can also occur. The formation of hallux valgus is also intensified by poor (pointed) footwear, high heels, overloading, tissue weakness, hormonal and other factors. It usually affects female patients and has a strong genetic (ie hereditary) component.
Correction using hallux valgus surgery
The correction of hallux valgus should take place sooner rather than later, as milder forms with well-preserved joints can be better and more permanently corrected than late stages.
The medical literature knows more than 150 different methods for correcting this malposition and it necessarily follows that none of the methods can be used for all forms of deformity. Some of the methods have proven to be "gold standard" (especially in combination with others), with a good surgeon handling 5 to 6 surgical procedures very well.
The operations are predominantly carried out minimally invasive and percutaneously, so in keyhole technique: We use the advantages of micro cuts of a few millimeters and do not waive the known advantages of the most modern surgical technique, so much more correction options, secure fixation by plates in the Bone hearts instead of the less secure single-screw technique or even the unfixed bone cuts.
There remains therefore the immediate load capacity and the absence of protruding drill wires despite the mini-invasive millimeter cuts. Thus, the new surgery technique in the case of Hallux valgus ideally satisfies the desire for aesthetic and functional foot correction without large scars.