Please click on the relevant links to find out detailed information around the various conditions and treatment options available for them.

Risks of surgery are covered in detail, it is important you are fully aware of the treatment options including the risks of surgery in order to make an informed decision. Mr Rudge will discuss these in clinic but please also bring up any questions you may have as a result of reading the relevant information for your condition.

Pictures from before, and 6 weeks after, open bunion surgery (Scarf and Akin osteotomies).   Reproduced with permission

Pictures from before, and 6 weeks after, open bunion surgery (Scarf and Akin osteotomies).

Reproduced with permission

Bunions

A bunion is a painful lump that can develop on the side of your foot and affect how you walk. Wearing ill-fitting shoes can contribute to bunions forming because they put a strain on the bones and muscles in your feet. Bunions are the most common forefoot problem in adults and are much more common in women than men. The following links will take you to sensible sites with further information about treatment options. It is important to read them especially if you are considering surgery as the potential risks of surgery for bunions are significant as with any operation.

https://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/muscles-bones-joints/bunions

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bunions/