Surgery for a bunion may be advised if simple measures, such as well-fitting shoes, simple painkillers and padding do not relieve the discomfort of the bunion. Scarf osteotomy is an operation to correct a severe bunion (hallux valgus) deformity.
During the operation a cut is made between the big and second toes. Through this cut the tight tissues on this side of the big toe are freed. Then a cut is made over the bunion. The big toe joint is opened and the bony lump is removed. The knuckle bone (first metatarsal) is cut through, re-positioned and fixed with two small screws. The soft tissues of the big toe joint are tightened on the inside to correct it.
If you’ve had enough of bunion pain and discomfort, and are seeking a fast and effective solution, contact our specialist team at Highgate Hospital. We provide comprehensive care throughout the patient journey and offer an all-inclusive self-pay package, with prices for unilateral bunion surgery starting from £3,762 (T&Cs apply).
For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling 020 3918 9463.
As you’ll always be under the care of our expert multidisciplinary team, and looked after in our state-of-the-art facilities, there’s no better place for you to receive treatment. With all procedures undertaken using the latest techniques, you’ll be in safe hands for the entirety of your stay.