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Operation of Juanetes: when it takes place and how it is recovered

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Juanetes’ operation is indicated by the doctor when other forms of treatment do not show results, the objective is to definitively correct the deformity caused by it. hallux valgusscientific name by el cual es conocido el juanete, to alleviate the illness.

The type of surgery used can vary according to the age of the person and the type of deformity, without embargo, in most cases it consists of the cut of the skin of the fat finger of the foot and the placement of the finger in the place correct. The new position of the finger of the foot is usually done with the use of nails or internal screws, in addition, it can be accompanied by the application of a prosthesis.

Generally, the juanete surgery is performed in the office by an orthopedist, under local anesthesia, and it is possible to return home a few hours after the surgery is finished.



When the operation is performed

The surgery to treat Juanete is normally performed when no other form of treatment has been able to alleviate the illness and the limitations caused by the alteration of the fat finger of the pie

In most cases, the surgery is performed when the pain is very intense and constant, but it can also be considered when there are other signs:

  • Chronic inflammation of the fat finger;
  • Deformation of the other fingers of the foot;
  • Difficulty walking;
  • Difficulty bending or stretching the finger.

This surgery should be avoided when it is performed for aesthetic reasons and when there are no symptoms, since there is a high risk of persistent pain after the surgery. In this way, it is always recommended to choose other forms of treatment first, such as the use of orthopedic plants and the performance of physical activities.

How is the recovery of the Juanetes operation

The recovery time varies depending on the type of surgery, as well as bone quality and general health status. In the case of percutaneous surgery, many patients may be able to place the foot on the floor with the use of a special shoe known as “augusta sandal”, which relieves pressure on the operated site. In other cases it is possible that the recovery lasts up to 6 weeks.



It is also necessary to have some precautions such as avoiding putting too much weight on top of the foot, keeping it high for the first 7 to 10 days and applying cold compresses to reduce inflammation and pain. To take a bath, it is advisable to put a plastic bag, protecting the foot of the water to avoid wetting the sale.

In addition to this, the orthopedist also prescribes analgesic drugs to reduce postoperative pain, which can also be alleviated with physical therapy, at least 2 times a week.

During the recovery from the surgery, you should gradually return to daily activities in the house and pay attention to signs of complications such as fever, exaggerated inflammation or severe pain in the surgical site, resorting to the orthopedic surgeon in case of presentation.

Zapatos for the post-operative

Zapatos for the post-operative

What shoes to choose

During the postoperative period, it is necessary to use the appropriate shoes recommended by the doctor, for at least 2 to 4 weeks. After this period, preference should be given to sport shoes or shoes that are not tight and comfortable.

Possible risks of surgery

Juanete’s surgery is quite safe, although, like any other surgery, there is always a risk of:

  • Bleeded;
  • Infections in situ;
  • Nerve injuries.

In addition, when Juanete does not show up, there are some cases in which constant pain and stiffness can occur, and several sessions of physiotherapy may be necessary for the best result.

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