I have a bunion, but I have been told that if I have surgery it will probably recur. Is this true?

I have a bunion, but I have been told that if I have surgery it will probably recur. Is this true?

By Ron McCulloch

Hallux valgus surgery is performed routinely at the London Podiatry Centre. Recurrence is very uncommon and should not generally happen. Patients who have particularly flat feet or who have very specific abnormalities might be more at risk of recurrence, and this would be discussed with the Centre's Podiatric Surgeon, Mr Ron McCulloch.

Bunion surgery is generally performed under local anaesthetic, taking little more than an hour, and the majority of patients are able to wear trainers or similar footwear within a few weeks after their operation. The use of sophisticated internal fixation (specialised small screws) means that a cast is not required and that physiotherapy can be started soon after surgery. Please contact the Centre for further information.

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