Traumatology

Hallux valgus, Hallux varus & Hallux rigidus

Hallux valgus; This is the deformity of the first digital metatarsal segment of the foot causing what is commonly known as a bunion.

Hallux varus; This lies in the deviation of the 1st toe inward.

Hallux rigidus; Consists of limited movement and the development of arthrosis of the first toe joint.

Treatment characteristics

These procedures are recommended for those patients who suffer from different injuries to their feet, either uni- or bilaterally, caused by rheumatoid arthritis, gout or a fracture, ligament laxity or the use of inadequate footwear, amongother causes, and whose mobility is limited.

These procedures are normally performed under locoregional anaesthesia (although sometimes it can be done under general anaesthesia) and usually require between 30 and 90 minutes and you will be able to go home the same day as the operation.

 

 The intervention consists of;

 

– Make a millimetric incision. 

– Inspect, repair, cut and/or remove the damaged part of the joint and suture.

 

Depending on the pathology that requires this intervention, the surgeon may use implantable materials (anchors) such as plates, screws or wires.

If you are able to stay in Spain during the entire recovery process, depending on the type of “repair” that had to be done, you should stay here between two to four weeks or two to four months to achieve a full recovery.

The recovery time to be able to return to your country is approximately 20 days.

Once in your country you will have to follow the guidelines given by the doctor so that you can finish your full recovery within 4 months. You will be able to return to your normal life in approximately six to twelve months.

If you are able to stay in Spain during the whole recovery process, you should stay here for around 4 months to monitor your progress with certain limitations, and between six and twelve months to achieve full recovery.

Relevant information

Physical improvement after the intervention

No pain 6 months later

Overall satisfaction

Cheaper than the UK or Germany

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