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Bunion Surgery (1st Toe)

A Bunion deformity or ‘hallux valgus’ is a foot deformity that changes the shape of the foot. It occurs when the 1st metatarsal bone gradually deviates inwards, towards the opposite foot. The big toe moves in the opposite direction. As a hallux valgus deformity progresses, the lesser toes can start to deform as a result.

 

Dr Pocklington employs a variety of advanced surgical techniques for correction of bunions that outperform their traditional surgery counterparts. The surgery involves the shaving of the bony prominence and re-alignment of the first toe. The site is usually fixated with the insertion of a small internal compression screw which promotes early weight-bearing immediately post-surgery.

 

This procedure is generally performed as an outpatient day-procedure under general anaesthesia. The approximate surgery time is 45 minutes.

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