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Definition A bunion is when your big toe points toward the second toe. This causes a bump on the inside edge of your toe. Alternative Names Hallux valgus Causes, incidence, and risk factors Bunions occur more commonly in women and can sometimes run in families. People born with abnormal bones in their feet are more likely to form a bunion. Wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes may lead to the development of a bunion. The condition may become painful as extra bone and a fluid-filled sac grow at the base of the big toe.
Definition Bunion removal is surgery to treat deformed bones of the big toe and foot. For more information on this type of deformity, see: Bunion Alternative Names Bunionectomy; Hallux valgus correction Description You will be awake during the procedure. You willl be given anesthesia (numbing medicine) so that you will not feel pain and medicines to help you relax. The surgeon makes a cut to around the toe joint and bones. The surgeon repairs the deformed joint and bones using pins, screws, plates, or a cast to keep the bones in place. The surgeon may repair the bunion by: Making certain tendons or ligaments shorter or longer Arthrodesis, which involves taking out the damaged part of the joints and then using screws, wires, or a plate to hold the joint together Shaving off the bump on the toe joint Removing the damaged part of the joint Cutting parts of the bones on each side of the toe joint, then putting them in their proper position. This is called an osteotomy. Why the Procedure Is Performed Yo...
When you consider how many of us have problems with our feet, you might expect to find lots of resources full of good advice. Then, when you reflect that peripheral neuropathy is one of the most serious complication of diabetes, you could hope to find a book that could help you to keep the legs you stand on.
Until now I have looked in vain for such a book. But I just read it.
Dr. Mark Hinkes, a podiatrist and amputation prevention specialist, wrote Keep the Legs You Stand On and sent me a copy . This big book -- 537 pages -- is the definitive guide for those of us with diabetes who want to keep both of our legs.
The publisher is Nightengale Press . and the book lists for $22.95. However, Amazon offers it for about $16 or $17. It came out March 1, and the ISBN-13 is 978-1933449715.
As the chief of podiatry services and director of podiatric medical education at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Hinkes has seen far too ...
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