Quick hallux valgus / bunion surgery abroad facts:
- Standard price – €1525 / £1,363 (after discount);
- Stay in hospital – 3 days.
Bunion surgery reduces pain and makes walking easier.
Hallux Valgus (bunions) is a deformity problem that many people face, which makes it painful to walk and difficult to fit shoes. The deformity involves the big toe shifting towards other toes; thus creating a bump (made up of bone and soft tissue) and in the end leading to lost balance of the joint. The main causes of bunions are: uncomfortable shoes (narrow, pointed toe box); heredity; and arthritis or polio. The bunion must be treated directly if it:
- Causes significant pain
- Continues to deform
- Has an impact on everyday activities
Usual bunions can be treated without surgery. However, if other treatments fail, surgery can solve the above listed problems.
There are many different methods for bunion surgery, which depends on the severity of the bunion, the state of blood vessels and nerves of your foot, the shape of the foot and your expectations after recovery. The surgeon will decide on the best possible method for you. During the surgery the big toe is restored to its normal position and the balance of the joint is restored. The surgery will reduce the pain and make walking easier, however, it will not make the foot feel completely healthy.
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Right after the surgery a splint is used to make the foot stable. In the first few weeks you will also have to avoid putting weight on the treated foot. Then, after the pain will go down, rehabilitation program of physical therapy must be followed to help the recovery. This should last for as long as it is necessary and may take up to half a year.
- Deformity recurrence
- Avascular necrosis
- Failure of the bones to heal
- Ongoing pain