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Bunions, also known as hallux valgus, are a common foot deformity that primarily affects the base of the big toe. A bunion is characterized by the misalignment of the big toe joint, causing the big toe to angle outward towards the other toes. As a result, the joint at the base of the big toe becomes prominent and often swollen.

Bunions

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Bunion Deformities

The most common questions we get is why do bunion develop? The answer is in 3 ways

  1. Genetics: Bunions can run in families, suggesting a genetic predisposition.

  2. Footwear: Wearing shoes that are too tight, narrow, or have high heels can increase the risk of bunions or worsen existing ones.

  3. Foot structure and mechanics: Some people have foot structures that make them more prone to developing bunions, such as flat feet or excessive pronation (inward rolling of the foot).

We treat this option in 3 ways​

  • Conservative- 3D printed custom orthotics, bracing, exercises

  • Advance Treatment- Injection therapy

  • Surgery

Surgical option is offered in a OR setting

Dr Martins during the virtual or in-person consultation will assess the foot, biomechanics and x-rays to assess what is the best surgical options for the patient.

Dr Martins offers and has been doing MIS ( minimally invasive surgery ) for many years with high success rate. However. NOT all patient are candidates for MIS. Some patients will require more advance surgery like a Lapidus. 

Systems we Use for Bunion Correction

Stryker
DePuy-Synthes
arthex MIS

Tailor Bunions

A tailor's bunion, also known as a bunionette, is a foot condition similar to a traditional bunion but affecting the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe instead of the first metatarsal bone at the base of the big toe. It is characterized by a bony prominence on the outside of the foot near the little toe, leading to pain, swelling, and discomfort in the area.

We offer several treatment options for this condition including

We treat this option in 3 ways​

  • Conservative- 3D printed custom orthotics, bracing, exercises

  • Advance Treatment- Injection therapy

  • Surgery

Surgical option is offered in a OR setting

Dr Martins during the virtual or in-person consultation will assess the foot, biomechanics and x-rays to assess what is the best surgical options for the patient.

Dr Martins offers and has been doing MIS ( minimally invasive surgery ) for many years with high success rate. However. NOT all patient are candidates for MIS. Some patients will require open wedge osteotomies.

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Virtual Treatment is an alternative Options to formal Consultation

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