Bunion

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BUNION

BUNION is a prominence at the great toe joint. Bunion surgery, also called bunionectomy is performed to treat deformed bone of the great toe joint.

 

THE PROCEDURE:   The surgeon may repair the bunion by:

  • Shaving off the bump on the toe joint.

  • Cutting parts of the bones on each side of the toe joint, then putting them in their proper position.

  • Removing the damaged part of the joint.

  • Making certain tendons or ligaments shorter or longer.

  • Arthrodesis, which involves taking out the damaged part of the joints and then using screws, wires, or a plate to hold the joint together.

 

AFTER THE PROCEDURE: 

You will go home the same day you have your bunion surgery. Your recovery time will vary depending upon the type of procedure that was performed.