»On tour in the Himalaya thanks to Hallufix«
Hiker from Munich made 11,000 metres height with new developed splint
Summertime is hiking time. Unfortunately people who suffer from a Hallux vulgus are often highly reduced in their activities, as every step causes agonizing pain. A Hallux valgus also called painful bunion, shows in the beginning mostly as an unpleasant lump on the inside of the foot´s ball. Then this disease causes very often inflammation and swellings, so that many affected persons have to stop early their free-time activities.
So it also happened to Walter Biberger from Munich. A trekking tour to the Himalaya was a long cherished dream of the man.
»Now my pain is finally gone!«
Thanks to Hallufix® the bunion pain that Rosemarie Widmann from Bavaria suffered for years is now a thing of the past.
For nearly 15 years, Rosemarie Widmann has suffered from Germany’s secret complaint – hallux valgus. This technical term, also known as “bunion”, is given to one of the most common deformities of the foot. The big toe deviates outwards and the corresponding metatarsal bone and head of the metatarsal – the “bunion” – projects greatly. About 10 million people in Germany are affected by this disease, mainly women. At the start, this deformity is usually perceived as merely a cosmetic problem but later, inflammation and swelling of the bunion, incorrect loading and early joint wear (arthrosis) can lead to severe and constant pain..
New orthosis after hallux valgus surgery
There are numerous competing operative procedures in the surgical treatment of hallux valgus. Joint-preserving corrective osteotomy of the first metatarsal is employed increasingly today, together with removal of the exostosis and soft tissue correction. Arthrodesis is usually refused by the patient, especially if female. All operative methods have in common the need for postoperative (partial) relief from loading; a forefoot relieving shoe is generally used until there is freedom from pain. Many surgeons prefer fixation by means of splints or orthoses in the initial postoperative period following corrective surgery of hallux valgus in order to preserve and stabilise the soft tissue correction in the scar tissue that has been achieved after performing osseous correction osteotomy.