Bunion/hallux valgus in Estonia: June 2024 average price

The average June 2024 cost of Bunion/hallux valgus in Estonia is 4200 €

The June 2024 Price range is 3500-4900 €

The typical average cost and price range for Bunion/hallux valgus are taken from 2 Clinic prices and fee lists among 11 Doctors. 

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Bunion/hallux valgus June 2024

Clinic Average/As of Price
Health General Clinic ( Tartu maantee 13, 10117, Tallinn) from 3500€
Elite Fertility Clinic ( Sangla 63, 50412, Tartu) from 3500€

What is Bunion/hallux valgus in Estonia

Bunion surgery or as hallux valgus correction surgery is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting the deformity of the big toe joint (hallux valgus) by realigning the bones of the toe and removing the bony prominence (bunion) on the side of the foot or the feet. This surgery is typically recommended for patients who experience significant pain, inflammation, difficulty walking, and functional impairment due to a severe or progressive bunion deformity that does not respond to conservative treatments.

In order to avoid different consultations and a huge waste of time, just send photos (and ideally with an x-ray) and you will receive quotes.The quote will include the protocol and surgical planning: Based on the pre-operative evaluation, the surgeon will develop a personalized surgical plan tailored to the patient's specific needs and goals. This plan will include decisions regarding the type of bunion surgery to be performed, the surgical approach and technique, and any additional procedures that may be needed to address associated foot deformities or structural abnormalities.

Bunion surgery is typically performed under either general anesthesia, regional anesthesia (such as spinal or epidural anesthesia), or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the patient's preference, the extent of the surgery, and the surgeon's recommendations. The anesthesia choice will be discussed with the patient during the pre-operative consultation.

Your treatment plan will include the surgical approach: There are several surgical approaches and techniques used for bunion surgery, depending on the severity of the bunion deformity, the presence of associated foot problems, and the surgeon's preference and expertise. Common surgical approaches include:

   - Osteotomy: This involves making small incisions near the big toe joint and realigning the bones of the toe by cutting and repositioning the metatarsal bone and/or the proximal phalanx bone.
   - Exostectomy: This involves removing the bony prominence (bunion) on the side of the foot without realigning the bones of the toe. It is typically used for mild to moderate bunions.
   - Arthrodesis: This involves fusing the bones of the big toe joint to stabilize the joint and correct the deformity. It may be recommended for severe or recurrent bunions.

Soft tissue repair: In addition to bone realignment, the surgeon may repair or tighten the soft tissues surrounding the big toe joint, including the joint capsule, ligaments, and tendons, to provide additional stability and support to the corrected toe alignment.Once the surgical corrections are made, the surgeon will close the incisions using sutures or surgical staples and apply sterile dressings or surgical tape to protect the surgical site. Some surgeons may also use surgical drains to remove excess fluid and minimize post-operative swelling.
 
The recovery period following bunion surgery varies depending on the surgical technique used and the individual patient's healing process. Patients may need to use crutches or a walker for a period of time to avoid putting weight on the operated foot. Physical therapy exercises, stretching, and strengthening activities may be prescribed to improve mobility, flexibility, and strength in the foot and ankle. It's essential for patients to follow their surgeon's recommendations and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor healing, assess the stability of the surgical corrections, and address any concerns or complications that may arise.

The standard international protocol of a bunion surgery includes 1 night in clinic and 1 to 3 days in hotel. The bunion surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for correcting the deformity of the big toe joint and alleviating pain and functional impairment associated with severe bunions. In 60% of cases it is performed for the two feet.

Bunion/hallux valgus in Estonia

Estonia has a small healthcare system with a stable number of beds in hospitals and clinics. The main clinics are located in the heart of Talinn while few are located outside the capital. Plastic surgery is the main category sought by patients as well as fertility clinics.

Bunion/hallux valgus before after photos

Tallinn, Estonia

Bunion/hallux valgus Price: from 3500 €
Tartu, Estonia

Bunion/hallux valgus Price: from 3500 €