Patients’ perspective on the surgical treatment of hallux valgus

  • Eli Ávila Souza Júnior Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil and Felício Rocho Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5054-874X
  • Mateus Cardoso Thiers Vieira Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5405-1901
  • Tiago Soares Baumfeld Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil and Felício Rocho Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9244-5194
  • Daniel Soares Baumfeld Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil and Felício Rocho Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5404-2132
Keywords: Hallux valgus, Foot deformities, Qualitative research, Bioethics

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate patients’ perspectives on the risk factors for hallux valgus, and their quality of life before and after surgery. Methods: This is a cross-sectional, retrospective study, conducted in a tertiary hospital with 50 patients undergoing surgical treatment of hallux valgus. Data were tabulated using three methodological figures: central idea, key expressions and collective subject discourse. Results: Regarding the risk factors, most of the patients demonstrated knowledge, expressed through central ideas such as: heredity, and wearing inappropriate shoes. In relation to quality of life before surgery, impairment was noted, inferred by central ideas such as: pain and discomfort, restriction in the use of shoes, functional limitation and aesthetic impairment; and regarding postoperative quality of life, most patients expressed satisfaction with the results. Conclusion: Authentic discourses in the context of a prevalent pathology have expressed, for the first time, the conceptions of risk factors, quality of life before and after hallux valgus surgery. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Study; Expert Opinion.

Published
30-04-2020
How to Cite
Souza Júnior, E., Vieira, M., Baumfeld, T., & Soares Baumfeld, D. (2020). Patients’ perspective on the surgical treatment of hallux valgus. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 14(1), 36-40. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2020.v14.1166