Hallux Valgus (bunion): innovation in surgical techniques

Pre-surgery Information

Useful pre-surgery Information for anyone who needs to have an operation to CORRECT HALLUX VALGUS/METATARSALGIA with the mini-invasive keyhole technique.

The anaesthesiological and surgical techniques used to correct a bunion have only minor contraindications.

However, certain indications should be borne in mind:

  • If you are taking medication for hypertension, diabetes or for gastrointestinal, heart, endocrine or metabolic conditions, then you should continue your therapy as normal. You should bring your medications with you when you are admitted; to the clinic;
  • If you are taking anticoagulant drugs (e.g. COUMADIN or SINTROM), you should consult your doctor before surgery to decide whether you can reduce the dosage or temporarily substitute your medication with other drugs (e.g. EBPOM);
  • If you are taking antiplatelet medication, we recommend you consult the anaesthetist to discuss whether you will need to suspend them before surgery;
  • If you are taking any other medication, or you have any doubts, we recommend you consult your GP, who will be able to draw up a brief report on your health and draw attention to any allergies to antibiotics or other drugs.

The anaesthetists are, however, always available for a consultation.

When you are admitted to the clinic for your operation you should bring with you the following information and documents:

  • X-RAYS
  • DOCTOR’S REPORT (containing: list of current therapies, conditions, allergies, etc.)
  • REFERRAL (written request for the surgical operation)