Bunion (hallux valgus) surgery


Hallux valgus, better known as ‘bunion’, is a deformity that affects mostly women. The operational procedure involves making a cut in the bone and stabilising the bone with a pin, which stays in the bone.


  • pain reduction,
  • cosmetic effect.

Indications and contraindications

  • pain in the first metatarsophalangeal joint,
  • foot deformation.
  • neoplasm,
  • obesity,
  • varices,
  • advanced degenerative lesions,
  • neurological deficits, muscle insufficiency,
  • other general medical conditions.

Eligibility for the procedure:

The decision on your surgery is taken during a pre-operative visit when a doctor assesses your eligibility, orders necessary tests and evaluates your general wellbeing. If there are no contraindications, the date of the procedure is set.

Before the procedure:

  • Two weeks before the procedure you should have the following tests done: full blood count, electrolyte test, coagulation test, blood type, glucose, creatinine, Hbs antigen, ANTI-HCV.
  • If you have any non-orthopaedic conditions, please provide a certificate from a relevant specialist that there are no contraindications for the procedure.
  • Seven days before the surgery you should discontinue anticoagulants, such as Acenocumarol or Sintron.
  • You should not eat or drink for 6 hours before the procedure.


  • The most frequent form of anaesthesia is the spinal block.
  • The procedure lasts for about 1 hour.

After the procedure:

  • You will stay in hospital for about 2 days.
  • The rehabilitation starts on the day after the procedure.
  • A follow-up x-ray is done while you are still in hospital.
  • During the hospital stay the patient receives orthopaedic shoes.

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