September 4, 2013 Grand Rounds Video: Why are we still discussing Bunions? = Revisited
Michael Brage, MD, Associate Professor
Sigvard Hansen, MD, Professor
Paul Kim, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
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.