Gerard Hardisty Procedures – Bunion and Toe Surgery
Bunion and Toe Surgery
Bunions (Hallux Valgus) are a common condition that can cause a lump over the joint of the big toe. This is often associated with redness over the lump and pain when wearing shoes. Treatment can depend on how serious the symptoms are. Surgery is usually required due to pain, or when the big toe causes problems with the smaller toes. This usually involves surgical removal of the lump and corrective cuts in the bones of the big toe (osteotomies).
A different surgical procedure is required if there is significant arthritis in the big toe. If this is required it may take between six and 12 weeks or longer before being able to get back into shoes.