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Dr. Daniel Y. Wu is an orthopaedic surgeon trained in Canada and also certified in USA and Hong Kong. He was fortunate to have come across Dr. Michael Harrison in Hamilton, Canada and learned about an Italian non-bone-breaking bunion surgery that appealed very much to his belief in the treatment of the bunion condition. Dr. Wu has always believed bunion deformity is primarily a soft tissue problem and it would be best and most ideally resolved by soft tissue means without breaking the usually normal bones. Dr. Wu carried on Dr. Harrison's vision and steadily refined his technique to maximize its functional results consistently. Human foot is more for function than for show and should also bunion surgeries be. He named this non-bone-breaking bunion technique the "syndesmosis procedure" to mainly reflect the very essence of the concept behind this unique surgical technique. After years of observation, he was encouraged by its safety and results to set up a practice dedicated to the advancement of the non-bone-breaking concept in bunion surgery.
|非截骨手術治拇趾外翻效佳||HK Economic Daily|
|Fix for painful feet - no bones about it||The Standard|
|無截骨手術矯正拇趾外翻||Ta Kung Pao|
|非截骨手術治拇趾外翻||HK Daily News|
|治療拇趾外翻 韌帶聯合術效佳||Oriental Daily|
|非截骨治拇趾外翻 九成全康復||Ming Pao|
In June 2008, the Center for Non-Bone-Breaking Bunion Surgery initiated a survey with the co-operation of the Hong Kong Baptist University to study the incidence, cause and general awareness of the bunion conditions among Hong Kong Chinese women.
Out of the 1,056 women who returned their questionnaire, 36.5% had some degree of bunion deformity. Contrary to the much blamed high-heeled shoes, our survey revealed that vast majority (83%) of bunion sufferers did not wear much high heel shoes at all. On the other hand, 88% had a positive family history for bunion deformity.
The results are summarized as below.
|Total 1056 surveyed||395 (36.5%) had bunions||High heels (+)||High heels (-)|
|395 (36.5%) had bunions||100%||17%||83%|
|Family History (+)||88%||14%||74%|
|Family History (-)||12%||3%||9%|
Of all foot ailments, the bunion is probably the best known and most troublesome.
It affects predominantly women with more than 90 per cent of cases occurring on the feet of females.
Although high heeled and pointy-toed shoes have been commonly blamed for bunions (hallux valgus), heredity and female hormones are actually much more important factors.
Dr. Wu has always interested in participating charity events himself. He thought it would be a natural opportunity for him to help seed the charity culture in HK by raising funds by patients with their renewed feet to help others in need. Year 2014 was our sixth annual charity walk. It was held in the picturesque Aberdeen Reservoir and Country Park with a special theme of ‘BUN-FUN Charity Hike for Children’. It was a walk participated not only by our ex-bunion patients but also the beneficiary children and their parents from the Heep Hong Society to give them the hope that their adversity will one day also be fully overcome and our belief that they will also carry on the charitable spirit of helping others.
Dr. Wu with beneficiary children and his ex-bunion patients at the starting point of their hike.
A happy and gratifying ending of a healthy and meaningful event.More Photos...