Bunion Surgery or Hallux Valgus Surgery (surgery to remove the bone on the big toe of the foot) in Dnipro

A bunion surgery or a Hallux Valgus surgery is a type of orthopedic surgery when a bony growth at the base of a big toe of a foot is removed. It is formed due to joint deformation, causing the big toe to move towards the other toes and forming a lump on the outside of the foot, leading to pain when standing or walking. During the surgery, a surgeon removes part of the bone and realigns the joint to return the big toe to its original position and correct the foot deformity. Removing a bunion improves the foot functionality and reduces pain, helping the patient return to an active life.

Indications for a Hallux Valgus Surgery

An orthopedic doctor may prescribe a surgical removal of a bunion in the following cases:

  • pain and discomfort when walking, standing, or wearing shoes,
  • restriction of movement of a big toe,
  • toe deformity,
  • bursitis,
  • deforming arthrosis of the foot joints,
  • transverse flatfoot,
  • the appearance of a bump on the outside of the foot,
  • foot deformity, which can lead to other foot and knee problems,
  • the presence of other diseases, such as arthritis, which may aggravate the deformity,
  • ineffectiveness of conservative treatment.

Types of operations to remove a bunion in the Dnipro

Removal of a bunion is the most effective treatment for hallux valgus, restoring the natural anatomy and aesthetic appearance of the foot.

Removal of hallux valgus is done using different operations:

  • A minimally invasive surgery: a surgeon makes two small incisions to insert endoscopic instruments and performs the necessary procedures.
  • A reconstructive surgery: a doctor makes a longitudinal incision through which bone growths are removed, ligaments and tendons are sutured, and the correct position of the bone and phalanx of the finger is restored.
  • An arthrodesis: a surgery is used less often when it is necessary to immobilize the joint in order to get rid of pathology and the risk of relapse.

Methods for diagnosing indications for removal of Hallux Valgus at N1 Clinic in Dnipro

To diagnose Hallux Valgus and identify indications for removal of a bunion on a big toe, the orthopedic surgeon begins the consultation with a visual examination of the foot and collecting the patient’s medical history. The doctor evaluates the appearance of the foot, the presence of a bulge at the site of the bone, the nature of the pain, and the presence of other symptoms.

Next, the doctor will need x-rays, which help to evaluate the degree of deformation, the angle of deviation of the metatarsal bone, the presence of bone growth, and other changes. Ultrasound of the soft tissues of the foot can show the presence of inflammatory processes, hygroma, and other changes. CT and MRI of the foot are used less frequently, as they are needed in more complex cases for a more detailed study of the condition of the bones and soft tissues of the foot.

Based on the results of a complete diagnosis, the doctor determines the degree of deformation and decides on the need to remove Hallux Valgus. During a consultation with an orthopedic doctor, the price of bunion surgery is also discussed, which depends on the complexity of the particular case.

The process of surgery to remove a bunion performed at N1 Clinic

The surgery to remove Hallux Valgus is performed under general or local anesthesia and can last from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the complexity of the case.

The procedure may vary depending on the method chosen, but usually, a surgeon makes a small incision at the site of the bone to gain access to its base. Then he uses instruments to remove bone tissue and correct the position of the metatarsal bone.

After the bone is removed, the doctor can fix the metatarsal bone using special plates and screws or use a cast for fixation. In some cases, a bone fracture may be necessary to correct it.

The period and the process of rehabilitation after removal of Hallux Valgus

The patient usually spends the first days after surgery in the hospital under the supervision of a doctor. A few days after surgery, the patient can begin to walk with the help of crutches. It is important to ensure that the foot is not overloaded and doesn’t make sudden movements. The doctor prescribes special exercises to restore foot movement and strengthen muscles, as well as physical therapy.

A few weeks after the surgery, the patient can begin using shoes with soft soles and support, as well as orthotics for feet.

Full recovery after the bunion removal may take from several weeks to several months. It is critical to follow all doctor’s recommendations to avoid complications and ensure a quick and safe recovery.

Advantages of surgery to remove a bunion at N1 Clinic in Dnipro

If you want to get an effective solution for bunions, then we offer you:

  • experienced orthopedic doctors who improve their qualifications in Ukraine and Europe constantly,
  • comfortable rooms with 3 meals a day,
  • a modern operating room with all the necessary equipment,
  • a full medical support,
  • an attention of all medical staff and administrators,
  • a guarantee for the performed surgery if all the doctor’s recommendations are followed.

Make an appointment with our orthopedic doctor to receive qualified assistance and an effective solution to the problem.