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for Bunion (Hallux Valgus)

Bunion (Hallux Valgus)
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines 1) Wider toe box shoes / shoe stretcher
2) Lace up shoes
3) Silicone toe spacer
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit None
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1)Surgery performed for pain only if symptoms persist despite appropriate non-operative measures
2)Cosmesis alone is not sufficient criteria for an operation
Appointment Timeframe Within 6 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Patients must obtain and hand carry hardcopy radiographic studies (MRI/CT/X-rays)
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-998-6541
Clinic Location Sites Ann Arbor - South Main Orthopedics
UM Consulting Physician James Robert Holmes MD
Todd Andrew Irwin MD
Revised on: 01/14/2015