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what bunion surgery

What is Bunion Surgery?

Bunion is when your big toe points toward your second toe, forming a bump. Bunion surgery is the most effective eay to treat deformed bones of the big toe and foot. Bunion surgery corrects the deformity and relieves pain caused by the bump.

You may be awake during the procedure. You will be given anesthesia (numbing medicine) so that you will not feel pain and medicines to help you relax.

During the Bunion Surgery, The surgeon makes a cut to around the toe joint and bones. The surgeon repairs the deformed joint and bones using pins, screws, plates, or a cast to keep the bones in place.

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 Shaving off the bump on the toe joint Removing the damaged part of the joint Cutting parts of the bones on each side of the toe joint, then putting them in their proper position. This is called an osteotomy.

Your health care provider may recommend this surgery if you have a bunion that hasn't gotten better with other treatments, such as shoes with a wider toe box.

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