Diagnosing your bunion

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About

Bunions, medically referred to as hallux valgus, is a painful bony bump on the side or base of the big toe. It may gradually get bigger, resulting in discomfort.

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Symptoms

The most noticeable symptom of a bunion is the visible deformity on the outside of the foot. Other common symptoms include: redness, swelling, pressure, numbness, and pain when walking and wearing certain shoes.

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Causes

Bunions are predominately caused by tight and narrow shoes, which commonly impact women. They also have a genetic predisposition.

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Why Mifoot Bunion Correction?

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Before you fix your bunion consider that Mifoot surgeons use minimally invasive techniques that cause far less damage to your foot. The Result is less pain 2, less stiffness, minimal scarring 1 & an earlier return to function compared to an open procedure. 2,3

  1. Lam P, Lee M, Xing J, Di Nallo M. Percutaneous Surgery for Mild to Moderate Hallux Valgus. Foot Ankle Clin N Am 2016; 21: 459-477 (data only with respect to chevron osteotomy procedure).
  2. Lee M, Walsh J, Smith MM, Ling J, Wines A, Lam P. Hallux Valgus Correction Comparing Percutaneous Chevron/Akin (PECA) and Open Scarf/Akin Osteotomies. Foot Ankle Intl 2017; 38(8): 838-846 (data only with respect to chevron osteotomy procedure).
  3. Maffulli N, Longo UG, Oliva F, Denaro V, Coppola C. Bosch Osteotomy and Scarf Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Correction. Orthop Clin North Am. 2009 Oct;40(4):515-24, ix-x. doi:10.1016/j.ocl.2009.06.003.

Frequently asked questions

What is a bunion & what are my treatment options?

Matthew Buchanan, MD
Nirschl Orthopaedic Center
Arlington, VA

A. Holly Johnson, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

Matthew Buchanan, MD
Nirschl Orthopaedic Center
Arlington, VA
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

Matthew Buchanan, MD
Nirschl Orthopaedic Center
Arlington, VA
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

A. Holly Johnson, MD
Hospital Special Surgery
New York, NY
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

What can I expect from a miFoot procedure & what is my road to recovery?

Oliver Schipper, MD
Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic
Arlington, VA
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

Brian Loder, DPM
Detroit Foot & Ankle
Clinton Township, MI
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

A. Holly Johnson, MD
Hospital Special Surgery
New York, NY
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

A. Holly Johnson, MD
Hospital Special Surgery
New York, NY

Brian Loder, DPM
Detroit Foot & Ankle
Clinton Township, MI

*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

Oliver Schipper, MD
Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic
Arlington, VA
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

A. Holly Johnson, MD
Hospital Special Surgery
New York, NY
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

Am I candidate for a miFoot procedure & how do I find a trained surgeon?

Oliver Schipper, MD
Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic
Arlington, VA
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

Brian Loder, DPM
Detroit Foot & Ankle
Clinton Township, MI
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

Oliver Schipper, MD
Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic
Arlington, VA
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

Matthew Buchanan, MD
Nirschl Orthopaedic Center
Arlington, VA
*Physicians are paid researchers of Novastep Inc.

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