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Treatment of Bunion (Hallux Abducto Valgus)

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Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
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Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
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University Orthopedic Hospital Hannover-Annastift MHH

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Hannover

Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery

As an academic hospital at the Hanover Medical School, the University Orthopedic Hospital Hannover-Annastift MHH offers a first-class medical care corresponding to the highest level of university medicine. The hospital is fitted out with the advanced medical equipment, an innovative X-ray unit, five modern operating rooms and th
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1612
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7590

Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Kassel

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of orthopedic diseases! The clinic is a specialized medical facility, which provides top-class diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The cl
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1560
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7208

University Hospital Ulm

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1598
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7608

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Special Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatic Orthopedics

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1548
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7202

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
0
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
0

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1532
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1562
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7183

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department for Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1825
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
8961

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1662
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7899

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1597
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7519

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1675
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7980

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1647
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7836

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1477
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
6915

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma, Hand, Reconstructive Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1657
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7964

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1554
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7149

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1648
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7977

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnostics of hallux valgus (hallux rigidus)
1673
Surgical treatment of bunion (hallux abducto valgus) with minimally invasive bunion osteotomy
7799
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About the disease

Bunion is a bone bump, which forms on big toe. Bunion usually develops if a person has disturbed biomechanics of walking, during which his joint is bending and he is developing swelling on big toe. In orthopedics this disease is also known as Hallux valgus. Disease is fairly common among elderly. Its appearance indicates malfunction of muscles. Damage to muscle balance can also cause deflection of cones and toe. In this case, joint where the big toe is connected with foot curves in wrong position. That`s why there is inflammation and pain in the fingers. A similar problem may occur on the other side of foot. If bunion causes severe pain, a doctor may resolve to use injections of steroids or even surgery to solve the problem. There are two basic types of bunion - serous (non-infectious) and purulent (infectious) bunion. Symptoms of each of them are different and treatment of bunion depends on its type. 60% of people with bunion develop this disease after 60 years.

Number of deformities is directly proportional to age: up to 30 years, it occurs in three percent of people, and by 60 years risk rises to 16%. After 60, people are in the highest risk of developing bunion. According to Medical News Today, which is a medical journal, bunion can also appear in adolescent girls, aged 10-15. It can happen if they dance ballet professionally. 

In most cases bunion forms as a result of congenital pathology of foot and toes, when joints become very weak. People who have flat feet are more likely to have this deformation. It can also be caused by arthritis, which is a disease that destroys bones. In some cases bunion is caused by injuries.

Many people believe that tight shoes are direct cause of bunion, but it was scientifically proved that this is not true. Tight shoes and high-heels can only aggravate and accelerate the process of developing disease. That`s why women who wear high heels very often and who have predisposition to this disease, are in higher risk of developing deformation. It happens because high heels create abnormal pressure on feet and friction that constantly rubs and weakens the bone of big toe. Skin responds to such pressure by forming a callus, that`s why soft tissue of foot becomes painful and inflamed. Ballerinas and other professional dancers are in higher risk of developing bunion, because they constantly need to stay on their toes, which means that toes take all the pressure created by weight of person. It can also be caused by rheumatoid, psoriatic arthropathy and cerebral palsy. In rare cases Sharot disease, multiple sclerosis and Down syndrome contribute to development of bunion.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the big toe, especially when walking
  • Skin and tissue surrounding  deformity is red and swollen
  • Area around the joint in very sensitive
  • Burning in toes
  • Wearing shoes becomes impossible
  • Bump causes blisters
  • Roughness of skin

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of bunion is done during simple examination, when a doctor can ask a patient to walk for some period of time to see if there were any changes in gait. In most cases nagging pain in forefoot is caused by tight shoes and does not present any danger, as it can be solved by simple change of shoes to more comfortable.

Methods of bunion diagnostics include:

  • Examination
  • An X-ray
  • A ultrasound of feet
  • CT scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Laboratory puncture, when a doctor examines liquid
  • Arthrography, which is endoscopy of knee
  • Blood tests for signs of inflammation
  • Angiography of blood vessels to determine level of inflammation

Treatment

  • The most effective bunion treatment is minimally invasive bunion osteotomy, when doctor corrects a bunion. Before that patient needs to choose correct orthopedic footwear, which person will need to wear for one year or even more to support affected toe It is necessary to wear shoes with thick soles and rounded square front. They need to be low-heeled and have space. Such footwear can prevent skin from friction and reduce the pressure on affected joint.
  • Bursectomy is the simplest and least complicated type of bunion surgery. A doctor removes bunion and, if necessary, hypertrophied portion of metatarsal bones. For this purpose, he needs to do incision, with which he removes excessive bone. A doctor can also perform surgery called osteotomy. He does a number of deep cuts at the thumb and underside of foot. After that he fixes toes bone tissue and primary metatarsal bone by metal structures. Purpose of this treatment is the reduction of formation. Bunion surgery recovery time is six to eight weeks, when a person needs to take extra care of his feet. It is also desirable to avoid moisture and exposure to water. In some cases, doctors prescribe a course of treatment with calcium after surgery to strengthen the muscles and to make them more fit in future.
  • Injections into the affected joint help to reduce inflammation and fever. After such injections a person is recommended to have bed rest. Doctor usually uses corticosteroid injections into the joint area, which proved to be the most effective drugs for elimination of pain.  In acute stage, doctor can prescribe analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which include ibuprofen, indomethacin and diclofenac.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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