A large percentage of the population suffers from foot deformities, predominantly bunions and claw toes, which can be disabling.
What are bunions?
Hallux valgus, or bunion, is a progressive and complex deformity affecting the distal part of the foot. The resulting protruding medial bony eminence from the deformity is called the bunion.
Bunions have a familial predisposition. One can inherit an altered anatomy of the foot which will predispose to the development of the bunion. The excessive use of high-heel constrictive footwear further aggravates the deformity.
What are claw toes?
Toe deformities are generally painful and progressive and are caused by an imbalance in the static and dynamic stabilising muscles of the foot. Without proper treatment, these can progress to rigid deformities and eventually dislocate.
There are factors that contribute to the development of claw toe deformities, for example, bunions, history of trauma, and poor constrictive footwear as well as inflammatory arthritis and neuromuscular diseases.
Clínica San Román has over 35 years of experience in bunion and claw toe surgery
The techniques employed at Clínica San Román allow complete correction of bunion and claw toe deformities through mini skin incisions of a few millimetres with minimal disruption to the soft tissues and joints and has a quick and comfortable recovery period.
- It is day-case surgery, which allows the patient to walk out unaided after the procedure.
- Local anaesthesia is used in the operating region only.
- Does not require implants such as screws or plates
- Excellent results at long-term
Article published in Más Que Salud nº 47