BEFORE/AFTER HALLUX VALGUS
The surgery seeks to remove the painful “lump” located at the base of the inside of the big toe.
The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, which means you can eat and drink as usual before the operation.
The surgery itself takes about 15 minutes. Total time at the clinic including preparations is about 1-2 hours. You should not drive yourself home after the operation. Sick leave is about 6 weeks.
You will have a dressing and a narrow plaster splint over the big toe. To make space for the foot you will need a special shoe/sandal which we sell at cost price. This shoe will also make it easier for you to walk after the surgery.
To reduce the risk of infections associated with the surgery, you should wash yourself with Descutan soap (available at the pharmacy) the day before and on the morning of the surgery. Do not apply any ointment to your foot afterwards.
It is important for us to know whether you exhibit any signs of infection, sore throat or fever before the operation.
If the time of your appointment does not suit you, please call us immediately at: +46 (0)42-24 27 70.
During the first few days following surgery, you should keep your foot raised to minimize swelling, bleeding and thus impaired healing. The dressing should stay on for three weeks and then the plaster splint and the stitches will be removed.
On the first day after the surgery, you may feel some pain, and therefore a prescription for painkillers is emailed to the pharmacy. You can pick this up at any pharmacy, and it should be obtained before the surgery.
Take the first tablets at least 1 hour before the surgery.
You should continue taking these tablets after the surgery as prescribed in the prescription. You can obtain further information about your surgery when you next visit us.