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The purpose/benefits of this surgery are to straighten the toe/toes, narrow the forefoot and correct deformity in order to reduce pain. The exact procedures performed are individualised for each patient; the exact benefits also vary.
Often called a ‘wedge’ shoe will usually be provided for you to wear following your operation. The shoe is designed so that all weight is taken through the rear of the foot. This shoe should usually be worn for 6 weeks after your surgery. Crutches will be provided and instructions on the safe use of them will be given to you by the physiotherapist. You should be able to walk to the toilet and will be shown how to manage stairs. You can gradually increase your walking distance.
Patients are encouraged to move the toe after a Scarf osteotomy or a Weil osteotomy but may be advised not to move the toes after some other types of surgery. Check with your surgeon.
You will be given an outpatient department appointment two weeks following your procedure. The bandage will be removed and your wound site will be inspected at this visit. If the wounds are sufficiently healed (following review at 2 weeks) then it will be possible to bathe. If wounds have not healed then the area must be kept dry.
This depends on your individual circumstances and your
type of employment. If you have a sedentary type employment and are able to elevate your affected foot then you may return to work from 2 weeks following the surgery but it may take 3 months for someone to return to a physically demanding job.
If surgery is to your left foot and you have an automatic car you can usually drive at around 3 weeks following your operation. Otherwise, it should take 6 to 8 weeks. You must be able to perform an emergency stop. Notify your insurance company of the type of procedure that you have undergone to ensure that cover is valid.
You can usually return to sports between three to six months from the date of operation; recreational walking or light sporting activities may be resumed earlier.
Modern forefoot surgery has a success rate of over 90% but, as with all surgery, complications can occur. You should not contemplate surgery for cosmetic reasons only.
The Sajid Shariff clinic is a private orthopaedic clinic based in SE London and Kent that specialises in surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions including bunion surgery.
Keep an eye on the shape of your feet; if you see changes see a doctor to find out if there are any recommendations to prevent hallux valgus from forming
Use a variety of exercises to stretch your feet and calves
Try to avoid shoes that have a heel or pointed toe