What is a bunion (hallux valgus)?

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Hallux valgus, also known as a bunion, is a deformity of the big toe and the first metatarsal of the foot. It is characteristically seen as a widening of the foot with a bone protuberance or bump that forms in the joint at the base of the big toe (bunion) and makes it point towards the smaller adjacent toes (hallux valgus).

Types of bunion

Hallux valgus are classified depending on the degree of the deformity and the extent of the angle of deviation of the affected bone structure. Depending on this, it is said that the hallux valgus is mild, moderate, or severe.

Substantiated information by:
Cristina CasalsNurse — Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology DepartmentJordi FluviàPodiatrist — Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology DepartmentJessica MartínezNurse — Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology DepartmentDaniel PoggioTraumatologist — Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Department

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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