A bunion, otherwise medically termed a hallux valgus deformity, is a common presentation to podiatrists and orthopaedic foot & ankle surgeons. Typically patients will suffer from the bunion rubbing on shoewear or the 2nd toe, provoking pain and discomfort. There are a number of non-operative treatments that can be trialled, however some patients elect to have surgery. This video shows in simple understandable diagrams how minimally invasive bunion (hallux valgus) corrections are surgically performed. This is an effective way to perform the surgery, however evidence has shown a steep learning curve for surgeons and there is a recurrence rate of the deformity. This video simply outlines how the procedure is done by Dr Kent currently, however many surgeons are likely to use this method. This video is not intended as medical advice and hence we would strongly urge anyone watching this video to have a discussion with their doctor/surgeon as to options for treatment regarding their bunion (hallux valgus deformity).
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