Bunions in teens: Surgery vs. conservative approach
from MD Magazine
Surgeons and podiatrists debate the best management approach for adolescent hallux valgus (AHV or bunions), a condition that occurs in up to 30 percent of adolescents. Conservative (non-operative) management — footwear modifications, orthotics, and analgesia — rarely prevents progression. But surgery — a general term that includes more than 100 different procedures — has been associated with a high likelihood of post-surgery recurrence or deformity.
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