September 4, 2013 Grand Rounds Video: Why are we still discussing Bunions? = Revisited
Drs. Sigvard T. Hansen, Michael Brage, and Paul Kim discuss current research into treating bunions along with various surgical techniques for more serious cases. Medical professionals define bunions as a lateral deviation of the great toe, a complex-dynamic deformity. In assessing a patient to determine if surgery is needed, the physician will first look at the history of the condition with a focus on foot pain, the progress of the condition, the occupation of the patient, how active they are, and what kind of shoes they wear. If necessary, a comprehensive physical exam will follow along with X-rays and ultrasound.