The Center of Anthropometric (Orthopedic) Cosmetology and Correction provides a unique opportunity to correct a deformity of the frontal part of the foot and toes – Hallux valgus (transverse flat foot, transverse platypodia or so-called Bunion Deformity, “feet bumps”, “osselets”.
Hallux valgus (Bunion Deformity) is the most common orthopedic condition which occurs more frequently in women. The cause of this deformity is not definitely clear, but hereditary factors are obvious.
Bunion develops in the following way:
In the initial stage, there is a misbalance between the foot ligaments, tendons and muscles; later, changes in bones and joints develop. Deformity of the foot becomes evident and in slow progress. In the end the deformity becomes permanent, transverse platypodia develops, the angle of deviation of the big toe increases, and a bump shows up in the area of the first metatarsophalangeal articulation. The big toe presses the neighboring toe, the latter gets bended and takes a wrong position (a hammer-like toe). This is a typical pattern for Hallux valgus. Transverse platypodia may be accompanied by pains in the foot while walking, which is usually due to inflammation of soft tissues, formation of callosities, blisters and other conditions.
Nowadays many methods of surgical treatment of Hallux valgus are used. Usually these methods consist in intersecting the bones, placing them in the correct position and fixing them with metal devices (plates, screws, needles, wire etc.). Their removal is often not less traumatic than the operation itself. Application of conventional techniques implies putting the foot in a plaster cast for 1.5-2 months and walking with crutches for 3-4 weeks. Besides, there is a risk of recurrent deformity in 30-40 per cent of cases.
Till now, we have operated on more than 400 patients. In all cases a good cosmetic and functional result was achieved.
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