Lateral deviation of the great toe (Hallux abducto valgus derives from the Latin for “big toe askew.”)
Associated with medial deviation of the 1st metatarsal, leading to a medial prom...
Based on clinical exam
Radiographs are used for staging.
Painful MTP joint (most common symptom in adults)
Abnormal position of great toe
Enlargement of the MTP joint medially (patients c...
Primary indication for treatment is pain.
There are conservative and surgical approaches.
Surgical treatment is generally more effective in improving pain but has attendant risks.
Postoperative treatment includes physical therapy, physiotherapy, supportive footwear, continuous passive motion, or manual manipulation.
Time until full weight be...
Dayton P, Sedberry S, Feilmeier M. Complications of metatarsal suture techniques for bunion correction: a systematic review of the literature. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2015;54(2):23...
M20.10 Hallux valgus (acquired), unspecified foot
M20.11 Hallux valgus (acquired), right foot
M20.12 Hallux valgus (acquired), left foot
735.0 Hallux valgus (acquired)
Avoid footwear with high heels, pointed toe boxes, or inadequate toe space to reduce development or progression of bunions.
Surgery generally results in superior outcomes for pain relie...
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