Hallux Valgus (Bunion)

Hallux Valgus, commonly referred to as “Bunion”, is a term used to describe a prominence at the base of the big toe accompanied by outward deviation of the big-toe towards the second toe. It is usually symptomatic due to rubbing of the swelling against shoes, pain in the joint at the base of the big toe and difficulty finding appropriate shoe-wear.

It can be accompanied by lesser-toe deformities and by pain in the ball of the foot. These may be treated separately or in conjunction.

The severity of the bunion does not necessarily correlate with needing surgery. In some patients, a mild bunion can be causing a lot of discomfort and in others a severe bunion might be well tolerated. The treatment should therefore be tailored to each patient based on their symptoms and their clinical assessment.

For information of the open correction of bunion deformity with the Scarf & Akin osteotomy technique click here.

For information of the Minimally Invasive correction of bunion deformity with the MICA technique click here.

Patient Testimonies

Dear Mr Shalaby, Thank you for bringing my foot back to what it was, and for inspiring so many of my artworks. I wish you all the best in the future, and I hope you can continue to inspire hope in others, as you did in me.
Mr A J, 15 years old – Revision of EHL tendon repair
Dear Mr Shalaby Last year you operated on my ankle. It was badly broken and the joint was damaged. I was in doubt what the outcome of the Joint replacement would be. However I thought you would like to know that the operation was great success and I am walking now very well without a stick. I would like to thank you for all your professional care.  
Mr J G, 64 years old – Advanced post-traumatic Ankle Arthritis
Dear Mr Shalaby I cannot thank you enough for sorting out the severe deformities of my toes and the pain I was experiencing in the ball of the foot. The operation gave me my life back.  
Mrs E J, 55 years old – Rheumatoid Forefoot deformities
Dear Mr Shalaby My grateful thanks for your excellent professional care. My husband and I are very impressed with all the care and of course the results. Thank you.  
Mrs M M, 62 years old – Severe flat foot deformity
Dear Mr Shalaby Just a brief word to thank you for the excellent job you did on my ankle. After suffering years with my ankle pain, I can now say I have had no pain since the day of the operation and my overall walking ability has improved significantly.  
Mrs M G, 58 years old – Ankle fusion for congenital Dysplastic Ankle
Dear Mr Shalaby After the ankle ligament surgery, you performed I am back to all the sports I wanted to do and I can finally trust my ankle again. I am also writing to tell you that I have just manged to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I greatly appreciate you help.  
Mr J A, 34 years old – Lateral ligament repair for Ankle Instability
Dear Mr Shalaby Just to let you know that last week I completed the 97-mile West Highland Way Walk with a group of friends. So again, many many thanks.
Mrs S M, 30 years old – Bilateral Bunion Correction