Hallux Valgus Surgery
The basic principles of the Hallux Valgus surgery are:
- Removing the bunion
- Proper alignment of the toe and first row bones
- Alignment of the joints and balancing the forces that affect the bones
It is necessary to pay attention to these principles in order not to repeat the deformity. It is often not possible to permanently correct deformity only with soft tissue surgeries. Bone surgery is needed. Not all bone surgery is the same, and after some bone surgery, the stepping of the patient may be much earlier. After bone surgery, bone and soft tissue healing lasts for an average of 6 weeks.
As in every operation, Hallux Valgus surgery also has risks. Infection at the operation site, non-healing of the incised bone, recurrence of deformity are the major complications. Knowledge and experience of the surgeon, running the right surgery according to the deformity, patient compliance are the most important factors in preventing complications. Chronic smokers are more likely to have complications in excess.