Hallux valgus (bunions) is a very widespread misalignment of the big toes. The big toe noticeably drifts to the outer edge of the foot, where it also crowds the smaller toes causing pain.
Small skin incisions are made at both sides of the big toe. The small incisions hardly involve the soft tissue. A small incision opens and widens the joint capsule, which is often shortened due to hallux valgus. This allows the joint capsule to provide the space required by the normal alignment of the big toe.
The healing process typically takes three to six weeks. It is recommended to keep the foot elevated and rested as much as possible, which promotes faster recovery.